on (one's) mind

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on (one's) mind

Said when one is thinking, perhaps excessively, about someone or something. Jennie's been on my mind lately—do you know how she is? You look worried—what's on your mind?
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on one's mind

Fig. occupying one's thoughts; currently being thought about. You've been on my mind all day. Do you have something on your mind? You look so serious.
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on one's mind

Also, on the brain. In one's thoughts, preoccupying one. For example, The book prize has been on my mind, but I haven't been able to discuss it with you. It is often put as have something on one's mind (or the brain) meaning "be preoccupied with something," as in I didn't mean to be rude; I just have a lot on my mind right now, or John has nothing but girls on the brain. [Mid-1800s]
See also: mind, on