After one's own heart
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British pronunciation/ˈaftə wˈɒnz ˈəʊn hˈɑːt/
American pronunciation/ˈæftɚ wˈʌnz ˈoʊn hˈɑːɹt/
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used to describe someone who shares the same qualities, preferences, or values as the person being referred to, often expressing approval or admiration for their similar mindset or behavior

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after {one's} own heart definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "after one's own heart" and when to use it?

The idiom "after one's own heart" originated during the Middle Ages in English language usage. It draws upon the metaphorical concept of the heart as the center of one's emotions, desires, and character. The idea behind the expression is that when someone is "after one's own heart," they possess qualities, preferences, or values that resonate deeply with the individual. The idiom is used to describe someone who shares the same qualities, preferences, or values as the person being referred to. It is typically used to express approval, admiration, or affection for the individual. It signifies a strong sense of connection and compatibility based on shared characteristics or beliefs.

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Sally is an animal lover, so when she found out that her new neighbor volunteers at an animal shelter, she knew he was after her own heart.
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