one's intensions are good despite indications to the contrary
He often insults others by what he says but his heart is in the right place
by David Charbonneau July 07, 2006
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if someone's heart is in the right place, they are a good and kind person even if they do not always seem to be.
Sanjay's a bit annoying sometimes but his heart is in the right place.
by Arunabh Das Sharma June 17, 2008