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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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On one wall in the painting, Seurat depicts four works on paper, framed with big mats in a range of tones from gray to white.
This marks the second time Eli Wilner & Company has risen to the challenge and framed for exhibition a work of art that reached record sales.
The company offers a choice of two collegiate and two military inspired sentiments, each superimposed on a coordinating image, and presented fully framed with a brass plate to accommodate a personal engraved message.
PreserveIt Frames founder, Sharon Gelfand, who is a custom frame expert and amateur scrapbooker, provides some ideas for holiday scrapbook page designs that can be framed as gifts:
NEW YORK -- Eli Wilner & Company, a leading New York City art gallery specializing in 19th and early 20th century American and European period frames, announced today that it has introduced the first 23" framed flat screen computer monitor that becomes a mirror when the monitor is turned off.
NEW YORK -- Eli Wilner & Company, a leading New York City art gallery that specializes in American and European period frames from the 19th through early 20th century, announced today that it has introduced the first high-end, framed plasma television/mirror.
HDLC over MPLS will provide HDLC service over MPLS packet networks allowing the transport of HDLC framed data over MPLS.
National is a leading manufacturer and designer of picture frames, framed mirrors and framed art.