One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.