make up one's mind


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make up (one's) mind

1. To make a final decision after a period of consideration. Also seen as "make (one's) mind up." I've made up my mind, and I think we should move after all. I'm not sure what flavor I want—I'm still making my mind up.
2. To become convinced of a particular course of action. Also seen as "make (one's) mind up." Right then and there, I made up my mind that I would become a police officer when I grew up.
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make up one's mind

Decide between alternatives, come to a decision, as in I had trouble making up my mind about which coat I liked best. This expression dates from the early 1800s, although a similar usage appeared two centuries earlier in Shakespeare's King John (2:1): "I know she is not for this match made up."
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