one's heart is in the right place
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British pronunciation/wˈɒnz hˈɑːt ɪz ɪnðə ɹˈaɪt plˈeɪs/
American pronunciation/wˈʌnz hˈɑːɹt ɪz ɪnðə ɹˈaɪt plˈeɪs/
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used to refer to an individual with a positive intention to do good things and help other people

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{one's} heart [is] in the right place definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "one's heart is in the right place" and when to use it?

The phrase "one's heart is in the right place" has been in use for a long time, but its specific origin is unclear. This idiom can be applied to various situations where someone genuinely cares but may not always act perfectly. It reminds us to focus on the goodness of someone's intentions rather than solely judging their actions.

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