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.
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Speaking of the prospect of tying the knot, Tubridy said: "I think she is a woman that knows her own mind and I think I'm a man who knows his own mind.
OTHER people might not be sure whether he belongs in the 'comedy camp' or 'serious drama' quarters, but Mark Williams certainly knows his own mind.
Goldsmith asserted that Kate has her feet solidly on the ground, and William knows his own mind, so they are the perfect couple, who are madly in love.
He is also rather self-deprecating, but knows his own mind when it comes to career choices.
He's a bright lad, he's had captaincy experience, he had a decent season, he very much knows his own mind and is confident at making decisions.
Moyes's solicitor said her client's teaching career was in ruins and added: "The individual concerned in the charge is a fairly mature boy who knows his own mind and he has repeatedly stressed that no persuasion was used upon him.
There is already talk of offers for him to coach in the USA, where he lives, and he is very much a man who knows his own mind and judges situations well.
He's absolutely beautiful but he certainly knows his own mind.
There's nothing like a man who knows his own mind, and Martin is nothing like a man who knows his own mind.
Schwartz said the award was appropriate because "the Wild Turkey drinker knows his own mind and doesn't put much stock in the latest fads.
But, at the grand ol' age of 70 [in dog years], Uggie the Oscar-winning dog knows his own mind - and won't be working with the X Factor judge.
Kimberley said: "I like a man who knows his own mind and won't be pushed around.
The firm pressure and vertical emphasis, linked to the right slant, shows a man who knows his own mind and likes to do things his own way.
Prince Edward knows his own mind and has shown great strength of character in making a life outside the royal circle.