at heart

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at heart

  1. (idiomatic) In spirit; according to one's beliefs, views or feelings; deep down, really, fundamentally
    I'm a vegetarian at heart - the thought of the death of animals for my food is abhorrent.
    My dad may be old on the outside, but he's young at heart; he plays video games every now and then to improve his coordination.