know (one's) own mind

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know (one's) own mind

To be firmly resolute and confident in one's ideas, intentions, plans, or opinions. I've never worried too much about the effects of peer pressure on Kelly, as she really knows her own mind on what's right or wrong.
See also: know, mind
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The MPs write: "Yes, they will have to listen to the public and to the party, but in the end they also have to know their own mind.
Generally speaking they're old enough to know their own mind, twisted though that might be.
You don't know for sure - they know their own mind, just like you.
People in their 50s tend to know their own mind and, as a result of their life experience, they can enjoy more fun and freedom than people much younger than them.
Denney-Finch said: "Today's teenagers know their own mind and are ready to vote with their feet if they are not satisfied.
At 16, people are fully aware of the facts and know their own mind.
And one of the reasons for that was writ large after this week's Budget when it became clear politicians think the electorate are half-wits - idiots who don't know their own minds and can't be trusted to do the right thing.
You are drawn to those who are self-assured, dynamic and know their own minds.
LONDON, August 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The spread betting and CFD trading industry has long proved a natural habitat for people who know their own minds.
Sometimes we talk about older people as if they are children but they know what they want and they know their own minds.
Children today certainly know their own minds, especially when it comes to their bedrooms.
For centuries, men have declared that women don't know their own minds, that they can't be trusted with important decisions.
Younger women have tried to make their mark on Loose Women but it never quite works - they want women who speak their minds not girls who don't even know their own minds yet.
As a result our customers tend to know their own minds, but I'm sure no one would need much persuading to drive a Renault Spider.