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read someone's mind

Fig. to guess what someone is thinking. You'll have to tell me what you want. I can't read your mind, you know. If I could read your mind, I'd know what you expect of me.
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read your mind

to guess what you are thinking without being told I was looking at the books, trying to choose, when Shirley apparently read my mind and handed me the one I wanted.
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read somebody's mind

to know what someone is thinking without being told 'How about a drink, then?' 'You read my mind, Kev.'
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