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have a good mind to

Be strongly inclined to, as in She had a good mind to tell him everything. A slightly weaker form of this idiom is have a mind to, as in I have a mind to spend my next vacation in the desert. Formerly this idiom was sometimes put as have a great mind to. [c. 1400] Also see half a mind.
See also: good, have, mind
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You have a good mind, and I am confident you would succeed as a lawyer.
Upon my word, I have a good mind to throw this all up and cross to Paris to-night.
I've a good mind to mix it with you anyway," Long gritted through his teeth.
I have a good mind to lay both hands about you, and knock your teeth out of your head like so many boar's tusks.
But though," continued he, "there is, I am afraid, little merit in these benefactions, there would, I must confess, be much pleasure in them to a good mind, if it was not abated by one consideration.
I've a good mind to go to the Doctor straight," said Tom.
I have a good mind to go to London with you," said the baronet.
But I see every day they are improving - and they are all in a good mind to win the next game.
We'll be looking for a horse with good experience and a good mind.
He has the power and can play all the shots, but he also has a good mind on him.
This one said she's a good mind to go, too, once the kids leave home.
A tremendous team player, really helpful to his peer group, has a good mind for the game.
She's got her pet bug, a good mind, a lot of nerve, and a determination to run away.
I have a good mind to send a video of the game to the FA to see what they make of it.
Bankes, who appeared as something of a fop, actually had a good mind and education.