Definition of have one's heart in the right place in English:

have one's heart in the right place

phrase

  • Be sincere or well intentioned.

    • ‘She is talented and intelligent, and outside of politics, seems to have her heart in the right place… It is petty partisan snipes like this that make us look bad.’
    • ‘By the same token, Rawkus had their heart in the right place.’
    • ‘She still says dumb things, but I think she's crawling back toward God over a lot of broken glass and, despite some screws loose in her thinking, has her heart in the right place.’
    • ‘The question to be answered now is: Which candidate has their heart in the right place?’
    • ‘Mr Manning, you appear to have your heart in the right place, but your advisers are misleading you.’
    • ‘The people who run Showtime really have their heart in the right place when it comes to exploring social issues other networks have refused to touch.’
    • ‘As anyone who has ever recited the Pledge of Allegiance will attest, having your heart in the right place means having it on your left side.’
    • ‘And the beauty part, for the reader, is that no actual achievement, no objective superiority, is required: it's all a matter of having your heart in the right place.’
    • ‘He does have his heart in the right place but has to accept that without considerable subsidies, airline travel to the islands will never be commercially viable.’
    • ‘Yet despite keeping such low company, Brennan appears to have his heart in the right place.’