have someone's (best) interests at heart

Definition of have someone's (best) interests at heart

  1. :  to be concerned about and want to help (someone) He claims that he has her (best) interests at heart.

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

bestplay
  1. : superlative ofgood

    :  excelling all others

    :  most productive of good :  offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative ofwell

    :  in the best (see 1best) way :  to greatest advantage

    :  most

  1. :  the best (see 1best) state or part

    :  one that is best

    :  the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. :  to get the better of :  outdo

  1. :  had best (see 2best 1)

interestplay interests
  1. :  right, title, or legal share in something

    :  participation in advantage and responsibility

    :  business, company

  1. :  to induce or persuade to participate or engage

    :  to engage the attention or arouse the interest of

heartplay
  1. :  a hollow muscular organ of vertebrate animals that by its rhythmic contraction acts as a force pump maintaining the circulation of the blood

    :  a structure in an invertebrate animal functionally analogous to the vertebrate heart

    :  breast, bosom

  1. :  love

    :  hearten

    :  to fix in the heart


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