heart in the right place, to have one's

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heart in the right place, to have one's

To mean well; to have good intentions. This term dates only from about 1800 but quickly gained currency. Among the many writers who used it were Benjamin Disraeli (in his novel Infernal Marriage, 1834) and Helen MacInnes (in her thriller Above Suspicion, 1941).
See also: have, heart, right
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