half a mind

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.


Nearby words

  1. haley,
  2. haley, alex,
  3. half,
  4. half a heart, with,
  5. half a loaf is better than none,
  6. half and half nail,
  7. half bath,
  8. half binding,
  9. half blood,
  10. half board

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