The British Idiom – Out of the goodness of my heart
Definition of Out of the goodness of my heart
Something that we do out of the goodness of our hearts is something that we do because we feel strongly about it, not because we have been asked to do it or desire to reward.
Examples of Usage of Out of the goodness of my heart
I always cut up those little plastic fasteners they use to join cans of beer together. I do it out of the goodness of my heart, and because I would like to think that my drinking beer was going to cause some animal in the future to suffer as a result. When a politician tells you he’s doing something out of the goodness of his heart you can be sure he’s lying. Politicians only ever do things that benefit them personally.
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