have in mind


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have someone or something in mind

Fig. to be thinking of someone or something as a candidate for something. Did you have anyone in mind for the job? I have something in mind for the living-room carpeting. He probably had himself in mind when he spoke about the need for new blood.
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have in mind somebody/something

also have somebody/something in mind
to think about someone or something as being right for a particular situation What job did the president have in mind for the former senator? The costumes were exactly what he had in mind. She would say only that they had ambitious projects in mind.
Related vocabulary: have half a mind to do something
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have something in mind

to be thinking about something as a possibility (usually used in questions) 'I thought we might eat out tonight.' 'Where did you have in mind?' I think that's probably what he had in mind.
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have in mind

1. To remember or think of: She has your best interests in mind.
2. To intend or be inclined (to do something): I have in mind to sell the house.
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