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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. 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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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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frame of mind

Someone's frame of mind is the mood they are in. In the morning he woke in a more optimistic frame of mind. He was just not in the right frame of mind to deal with this young man.
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in the frame

1. If you are in the frame for a job or a successful activity, you are very likely to be chosen for it. Steve has done well. He's back in the frame and I will have a good look at him in training this week. Note: You can talk about someone being the name in the frame when they are very likely to be chosen for a job or a successful activity. Speculation about potential replacements is already rife, with Sir David Scholey and Lord Lawson among the names in the frame.
2. If someone is in the frame for a crime or a bad action, people think that they are responsible for it. The fact is, there's only ever been one guy in the frame for this killing, and that's the husband. Note: The `frame' referred to here is probably one of the frames, or images, in a reel of film.
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be in (or out of) the frame

1 be (or not be) eligible or the centre of attention. 2 under suspicion or wanted (or not) by the police.
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be in/out of the ˈframe

be taking part/not taking part in something: We won our match last week, so we’re still in the frame for the championship.
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a frame of ˈmind

a particular way of thinking, mood, etc: You should ask her for permission when she’s in a better frame of mind.I wonder what frame of mind he was in when he wrote the letter.
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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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My tight framing makes this photograph work as much as the space limitations of the tiny shop itself.
These four functions of framing may be present in one sentence or be developed through an entire story, news program, or issue of a newspaper or magazine.
Numerous resources are available for those who would like to extend their reading on the war in Iraq to sources that question the dominant framing of events.
The GI perspective has generally been less successful than the GE perspective in framing debates about old-age policy in the American mass media.
1996) have argued that in the coming years, the framing of the debate will be of increasing importance to the policies that are adopted.
The impact of the window effect is most visible in the framing of three Seurat landscapes - ``The Channel at Gravelines, Evening, Summer 1890,'' ``Evening, Honfleur,'' from 1886, and ``Porte-en-Bessin, Entrance to the Harbor,'' from 1888 - that hang side by side in one gallery.
The markets for art and custom framing are more specialized, with about one-third of Americans buying art in the past year and just under 20 percent purchasing custom framing.
com and the framing kit will be shipped direct in one to two business days, just in time to create your memorable masterpiece in time for the holiday gift-giving season.
We believe this to be one of the most innovative technology offerings in the metal framing industry," said Ed Ponko, President of Dietrich Metal Framing.
In addition, as specialists in period framing for over 20 years, Eli Wilner & Company has worked with museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's.
FCI), the world's largest franchisor of retail art and custom framing stores, was acquired today by an investment group led by longtime Deck The Walls and The Great Frame Up franchisee Mark Ebling of St.
922 software provides frame relay core functions such as framing, DLCI multiplexing, traffic management and multicast services.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 1995--Steel industry efforts to capture a larger share of the residential framing market could receive a huge boost when standards for cold-formed steel products and prescriptive construction guidelines are submitted to building code agencies at the end of this year.
FACT: Steel framing is growing in popularity among residential home builders who want to offer competitive prices and faster construction and occupancy.