English Idioms with words matter, mind

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Idiom Meaning Sentence
a matter of concern something to worry about Our son's behaviour at school has been a matter of concern to us for some time now.
a matter of life and/or death something very important/urgent Chris was working to finish the designs all day - as if they were a matter of life or death.
a matter of opinion a subject on which people have different opinions Whether or not computer games are bad for children is a matter of opinion.
a matter of time something which is certain to happen sooner or later It's only a matter of time before his old car falls to pieces altogether. It`s twenty years old.
no laughing matter nothing to laugh about, something very serious Nowadays being out of work is no laughing matter.
no matter what/who/where/which etc it is not important what etc No matter who phones, I'm not at home, okey?
as a matter of course in accordance with what happens naturally or with what usually happens To most young married couples, starting a family is a matter of course.
be the matter be wrong, not be in order He looked pale and exhausted. I knew something was the matter.
for that matter also, as well France makes over three million cars a year - so, for that matter, does West Germany.
Idiom Meaning Sentence
mind one's own business not to interfere in the affairs of others Vicky asked me how much I earned, so I told her to mind her own business.
mind your p's and q's to be polite and courteous, especially in speech You two mind your p's and q's or I`ll take the back of my hand to you!
cross someone`s mind (a thought, idea) to occur to someone 'Perhaps he would like to sell him car. Shall we ask him?' 'Yes, the thought crossed my mind as well.'
have half a mind to do something to be inclined to do something but not sure that one will do it I have half a mind to tell his mother about his bad behaviour - but then I don't really want him to be punished.
have a good mind to do something to want to do something and be almost sure that one will do it, especially if one is angry I have a good mind to call the waiter and send this food back to the kitchen. It`s awful.
have a mind of one's own to have a strong and independent will, not be easily influenced by others You won't succeed in telling him what he should do - he has a mind of his own.
have something / a lot / enough etc. on one`s mind to be worried, troubled; have many things to think about She seems to be quiet these days. She must have a lot on her mind.
keep / bear somebody / something in mind to remember I`ll keep you in mind when I want to sell my car.
make up one`s mind to take a decision Has he made up his mind which universities to apply to?
slip one`s mind to be forgotten Susan said she would give me her new phone number, but it must have slipped her mind.
speak one`s mind to say openly what one thinks or feels I know you don't want to hurt anyone, but I think in this case you should speak your mind.
be (all) in the mind in one's imagination, not fact or reality 'But I'm sure somebody is over there.' 'Come on. It's all in the mind.'
be of one / of the same mind to be in agreement with someone about something We are of the same mind about the education of children. We both believe they learn more at home than at school.
change one's mind about something to make a different decision or choice She wanted to buy a new car, but she's changed her mind and she bought a motorcycle.
drive someone out of mind to make someone very angry or nervous Would turn that music down? It's driving me out of my mind.
give someone a piece of one's mind to reprimand someone; to tell someone exactly what one thinks about his behaviour etc. I'm sick and tired of his excuses. The next time he says he hasn't got time to help, I will give him a piece of my mind.
know one's (own) mind to know exactly what one wants, what one's aims are etc. She often changes jobs. I don't think she knows her own mind.
to my mind in my opinion, the way I see it. Look, to my mind the question's quite simple - either he changes the offer or you turn it down.
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