mind collocations

mind collocations


make up mind

He’s quite a stubborn person. Once he’s made up his mind, he never budges. He sticks to his decision, no matter what happens.

change mind

I’m not going on that plane, so don’t try to persuade me. Nothing, and I mean nothing, will make me change my mind.

clear mind

I often find it difficult to clear my mind after a hard day at work. Thoughts about work just keep running through my head. My wife wants me to take up yoga or something like that.

train mind

Some people go on courses to train their minds to think positively.

broaden mind

I’m trying to encourage my kids to travel more, but they just want to say at home. I keep telling them that travel broaden the mind.

have mind

Sometimes I think this car has a mind of its own. Whenever I am in a desperate hurry, it decides not to start!

cross mind

It never crossed my mind that James would resign. I mean, he’s not the resigning type, is he?

spring mind

Do you know anyone who would be a good person to organise our Christmas party?

>No, nobody springs to mind – and don’t look at me!

one-track mind

He’s a typical male. He’s got a one-track mind! All he ever thinks about is fun!

sharp mind

Although my grandad’s now 92, his mind is remarkably agile and alert.

>yes, he still has a really sharp mind for someone of his age.

enquiring mind

Most young children show an interest in learning new things. They seem to be born with an enquiring mind. It’s a pity that many of us lose this as we grow older.

open mind

I’m not sure if your solution to the traffic problem will work, but I’m keeping an open mind till I hear what all the other proposals are.

warped mind

The film is full of violence, murder and bad language. It can only have a negative effect on the innocent minds of young people. In my opinion, it is the work of a sick and warped mind!

suspicious mind

No, I didn’t play with your computer while you were out. What a suspicious mind you’ve got! Don’t you trust anybody?

back of the mind

At the back of the mind.

I just haven’t got round to calling my mother. It’s been at the back of the mind.

frame of the mind

In the right frame of the mind.

Can we talk about this later? I’m not frame of the mind to start discussing money.

peace of the mind

Complete of the mind.

Take out a five-year guarantee and have complete of the mind if this radio breaks down, we will repair it or replace it free of charge.

clear in mind

Not really clear in my mind.

I’m not really clear in my mind about what we’re aiming for. Are we trying to find a solution or just spend hours talking and getting nowhere?

doubt in mind

no doubt in my mind.

There is no doubt in my mind that he murdered Caroline Walker in cold blood.



  • Note this way of saying what you don’t like:

It was nice, but it wasn’t quite what we had in mind.

  • This expression means someone is mad:

Marrying Cecil? Are you out of your mind?

  • Note these common expression:

The event is still fresh in most people’s minds.

Thanks for your suggestion – I’ll keep it in mind.

Sorry, but I’ve got a lot on my mind at the moment.

I just can’t seem to get him out of my mind.

When I met the PM my mind went a complete blank.

This building is designed with the elderly in mind.


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