|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
||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.