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(your) heart is in the right place

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If your heart is in the right place, you try to do the right thing, even if things don't always work out for the best.

For example

  • His heart was in the right place when he raised everyone's salaries, but in the end it meant some people lost their jobs.

  • Bill's heart's in the right place, and he means well, but he sometimes upsets people by being too direct when he speaks.

Quick Quiz

Linda's heart is in the right place and she always tries to

a. do things to help people

b. make a good living

c. take advantage of people

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Contributor: Matt Errey