What does 'Out of the goodness of your heart' mean?
If you do something out of the kindess of your heart, you do because you are kind, not for any benefit or out of duty.
('Out of the kindness of your heart' is also used.)
Contributor: Ben Harman
Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- All heart
- Eat your heart out
- Heart isn't in it
- By heart
- After your own heart
- My heart goes out to someone
- Have a heart
- Not have the heart
- Melt your heart
- Heart of steel
- Heart of glass
- Close to your heart
- Lose heart
- Break your heart
- Heart in your boots
- Bare your heart
- Bleeding heart
- From the bottom of your heart
- Change of heart
- Put your hand on your heart
- Heart in the right place
- My heart bleeds
- Heart in your mouth
- Heart misses a beat
- Cross my heart and hope to die
- Warm the cockles of your heart
- Wear your heart on your sleeve
- Faint heart never won fair lady
- Absence makes the heart grow fonder
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