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    Question after one's heart?

    I checked the idiom after you own heart - A person after your own heart thinks the same way as you.

    In the Bible (King James Version KJV) we read about David, the man after God's own heart.


    Does it mean that David thinks the same way as GOD?
    or does it mean something else?
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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    The writer of that sentence assumes that God heartily approves of David because David follows God's rules.

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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    So the idiom mentioned doesn't apply to the sentence David, the man after God's own heart. ?

    How could we use then the idiom after one's own heart?

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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    So the idiom mentioned doesn't apply to the sentence David, the man after God's own heart. ?
    Yes, it does. (You could say that David thinks the same way God does.)

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    How could we use then the idiom after one's own heart?
    I would say you are doing just fine. (If you Google that phrase you should find plenty of examples.)


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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    unfortunately, I can't use google search here at work, they've blocked it to impede some in searching unuseful sites...

    Could you give a couple more examples of the usage of this idiom, thanks!!!

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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    'I think Gordon Brown will make a good Prime Minister. He's a man after my own heart.'

    Ahem.

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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    Oooh Bob - I really do hope not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'I think Gordon Brown will make a good Prime Minister. He's a man after my own heart.'

    Ahem.

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    Thanks Bob! but who's Gordon Brown? he seems to be not after Anglika's heart.

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    Default Re: after one's heart?

    Our current Chancellor of the Exchequer and [probably] next Prime Minister.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Our current Chancellor of the Exchequer and [probably] next Prime Minister.
    Do you have an idiom for that Anglika, if someone is not after your own heart?

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