after one's own heart

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From after (in imitation of; following) + one’s + own + heart (disposition; personality), a reference to 1 Samuel 13:14 and Acts 13:22 in the Bible:[1] see the 1526 and 1611 quotations.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prepositional phrase[edit]

after one's own heart

  1. (idiomatic) Of a person: having the same disposition, feelings, or opinions as oneself.
    Synonyms: after one's heart, after one's own soul
  2. (idiomatic) Of a situation or thing: according to, or appealing to, one's own desire, liking, or taste.
    Synonyms: after one's heart, after one's own soul

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]