at heart

1. В основном, по существу, в глубине души.
She is a very nice person at heart although many people dislike her.
His manners are rough but he is a kind man at heart.
2. Глубокий интерес или озабоченность; важная задача или цель
He has the welfare of the poor at heart.
Категории: {adv. phr.}