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frame of mind
A person's outlook or mood. I'm always in a much better frame of mind if I have a chance to unwind after work.
be in the frame
To be a likely recipient of something, such as a job or an award. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I'm pretty sure I'm in the frame for Connie's position once she retires. My daughter is a great student, so she's in the frame for many academic awards at graduation.
frame something in something
1. Lit. to place a frame of something around something. Let us frame the photograph in a wood frame rather than a metal one. Alice chose to frame the painting in a simple, unmatted frame.
2. Fig. to express something in a particular way. He framed his comments in very simple language. I hope you frame your remarks more clearly next time.
frame something out
to build the basic wood structure of a building, such as a house. The carpenters, working fast, framed the whole house out in a day. They framed out the house.
one's frame of mind
Fig. one's mood or mental state. My frame of mind is sort of low at the moment. I've had a very bad day.
a frame of mind
the way someone feels at a particular time A few hours later he was in a much more positive frame of mind. Whether or not you enjoy the film may depend on your frame of mind.
be in the frame(British & Australian)
to be likely to achieve something or to be chosen for a job or an activity (often + for ) Anderson was in the frame for the job in sales, but decided not to take it. (sometimes + to do sth) Only Ferrari are in the frame to win the championship.
frame of mind
Mental or emotional attitude or mood, as in You have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy hiking in the rain. This idiom was first recorded in 1665.
1. tv. to cause an innocent person to be blamed for a crime; to contrive evidence so that someone appears to be guilty. (Originally underworld.) Jimmy tried to frame his sister for painting the cat yellow.
2. and frame-up and frameup n. a scheme where an innocent person is made to take the blame for something; incrimination caused by contrived evidence. (Underworld.) The frame-up would have worked if it weren’t for one little thing.