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, own
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Softly, softly," returned the equally positive, and, though less scientific, certainly, on this subject, better instructed bee-hunter; "Ellen is a girl of spirit, and one too that knows her own mind, or I'm much mistaken; but with all her courage and brave looks, she is no better than a woman after all.
Solicitor Ms Hobey-Hamsher said: "No child should ever have to persuade either doctors or a court that when her mother says she wants to die, she knows her own mind.
Wendy said: "Erin knows her own mind, she likes to be on her feet even though they said she won't walk.
She certainly knows her own mind and likes to be left to do her own thing.
She is strong and independent, and she knows her own mind.
You are a woman who knows her own mind and knows exactly what you want to get out of life, and you would not stand for that sort of behaviour.
And you sound like a happy person who knows her own mind.
I've met her a few times, she's lovely, she knows her own mind, which I think is good, you need that in a judge," he said.
In that context, Ms Walsh is clearly a woman who knows her own mind.
Pansy still has an independent personality and knows her own mind.
She knows her own mind and is not afraid to speak it.
Girls Aloud's Cheryl Cole is a lady who knows her own mind.
Anyone who saw the brunette in the BB abode will understand she's a lady who knows her own mind, and the same is true here.
Now there's a woman who knows her own mind, but by the time she's carried out the interviews she may be in need of tent pegs for her duvet.