after one's own heart

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after one's own heart

To one's own personal liking, as in He's very patient with the slower pupils; he's a teacher after my own heart. This idiom appears in the King James Bible of 1611 (I Samuel 13:14). [Late 1500s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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