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half a mind



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Idioms and Phrases

An inclination that is not definite or resolute. For example, I've half a mind to drop the course , or He went out with half a mind to walk all the way there . [First half of 1700s] Also see have a good mind to .

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Example Sentences

I had half-a-mind to discard my little camera also, but somehow or other I could not bring myself to part with this.

"I'm half-a-mind to go over there and tell them off," Nora murmured.

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