30+ Different Ways to Use the Word “MIND” in English

The following idioms and expressions are built around the word 'mind'...


Expressions with MIND

1. Be in two minds about sth 

Meaning: to be undecided about something

2. Bear sth in mind/ bear in mind (that)

Meaning: To remember; to consider; to note.

3. Blow someone’s mind

Meaning: To astonish someone, to flabbergast someone

4. Change your mind

Meaning: To change your decision

5. Have in mind

Meaning: To consider, to contemplate, to intend.

6. Make up one’s mind

Meaning: To decide, to reach a conclusion.

7. Never mind

Meaning: It is not important; do not fret; used to reassure or comfort the person to whom it is said.

8. On your mind

Meaning: To be worrying you

9. Out of sight, out of mind.

Meaning: When something is not nearby, it is forgotten about.

10. Slip your mind

Meaning: To be forgotten (Especially events)

11. Speak your mind

Meaning: To say what you think about something directly

12. Give someone a piece of your mind

Meaning: To express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction, especially with another person; to scold or rebuke someone.

13. Mind goes blank

Meaning: This is when you forget everything and can’t form a single thought.

14. My mind is made up

Meaning: This means you have already made your choice and implies that you are not open to changing your decision.

15. I have a lot on my mind

Meaning: Speaking of stress, if you have a lot of thoughts, concerns, and worries in your head

16. Takes a load off my mind

Meaning: When you see or hear something that relieves or eliminates one of your worries

17. Put my mind at ease

Meaning: Another way to talk about relief of worries

18. Peace of mind

Meaning: A calm, untroubled emotional state

19. A one-track mind

Meaning: If they tend to think about or focus on one subject all the time

20. (all) great minds run in the same channel

Meaning: Wise or intelligent people tend to have the same ideas or think in a similar way.

21. Great minds think alike

Meaning: A phrase used when one has the same thought or idea as someone else.

22. Cast one’s mind back

Meaning: Think about a specific time in the past/make an effort to remember

23. Cross one’s mind/It never crossed my mind to

Meaning: I never thought about (normally in relation to a solution to a problem)

24. Have half a mind to

Meaning: To be considering doing something (normally something you’re not going to do)

25. Run through one’s mind

Meaning: Something you’re constantly thinking about

26. A meeting of the minds

Meaning: Group of experts meeting to discuss something

27. In a frame of mind

Meaning: In a mental condition

28. No one in their right mind would

Meaning: No sane person would

29. Mind-boggling

Meaning: So big/complex that it’s difficult to comprehend

30. A mind of own

Meaning: The propensity or ability to think, act, or form opinions without outside influence.

31. Turn over in mind

Meaning: To think about something.

32. Close your mind

Meaning: Unwilling or unable to consider new ideas, proposals, etc.

33. Flash into mind

Meaning: To enter one’s mind for an instant.

34. Have a mind like a steel trap

Meaning: To be albe to understand or grasp information quickly.

35. Mind your own business

Meaning: Which asks for a respect of other people's privacy. It can mean that a person should stop meddling in what does not concern that person, etc.

36. Time out of mind

Meaning: The distant past beyond anyone's memory Or A lengthy duration of time, longer than is readily remembered.




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