heart is in the right place

idiom

: having as one's intention trying to do good things
She's not too smart, but at least her heart is in the right place.

Examples of heart is in the right place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new management believes Chisholm is determined to be great and that his heart is in the right place. Barry Jackson, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 But if Infantino’s heart is in the right place, his mouth has yet to follow. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 This movie’s heart is in the right place, and its company is pleasant enough. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2023 In nearly all of the Spider-Man movies, the moral of the story is that anyone can be a hero if their heart is in the right place. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 7 June 2023 Its heart is in the right place, but the vibe essentially says, well, whatever. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 8 June 2022 Instead, Rockwell makes space for a character who is complex and dynamic, who doesn't always do the right thing, but whose heart is in the right place. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 31 Mar. 2023 The cancel culture of the ill-informed tried to bend the wording of Saban’s GameDay message into something negative, but anyone who has been paying attention to what’s been happening in Tuscaloosa understands Saban’s heart is in the right place. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 16 Sep. 2020 Even the heretofore supremely unimpressed Jade (Edyta Budnik) notices that Nate’s heart is in the right place and drops her frosty demeanor to share some baklava with him. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Apr. 2023

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“Heart is in the right place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart%20is%20in%20the%20right%20place. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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