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good mind

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • "I've a good mind to break that chap's skull," he said to himself as he turned away.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • I had a good mind, once or twice, to have made them open the door.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The maligned Mrs. Dott announced that she had a good mind to box his ears.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He asked me to see his garden and I have a good mind to go some day.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • Really, I've a good mind not to tell you until he—he comes himself.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice
  • I have a good mind to tell you what has been upon my mind this ever so long.

    The Crofton Boys Harriet Martineau
  • "I've a good mind to lock up," remarked Dan, as he reached the dooryard.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • I've a good mind to try, to show you that you're wrong,' said Sarah meditatively.

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin
  • I've a good mind not to get ready at all,' said Sarah irritably and rather foolishly.

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin

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