frame of mind


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frame of mind

A person's outlook, mood, or attitude. I'm always in a much better frame of mind if I have a chance to unwind after work. You've got to improve your frame of mind if you want to get that job. No one's going to hire someone who isn't confident in their own abilities!
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one's frame of mind

Fig. one's mood or mental state. My frame of mind is sort of low at the moment. I've had a very bad day.
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frame of mind

Mental or emotional attitude or mood, as in You have to be in the right frame of mind to enjoy hiking in the rain. This idiom was first recorded in 1665.
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frame of mind

Someone's frame of mind is the mood they are in. In the morning he woke in a more optimistic frame of mind. He was just not in the right frame of mind to deal with this young man.
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a frame of ˈmind

a particular way of thinking, mood, etc: You should ask her for permission when she’s in a better frame of mind.I wonder what frame of mind he was in when he wrote the letter.
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"I'm going in to this competition next week with a very positive frame of mind to and if things go well for me on the course I want to be up there challenging."
"So if you go over there and you're not in the right frame of mind, or you don't want to be there, they'll make it very difficult for you."
If he is in the right frame of mind and he is up for it then he wants to play the game."
"Let's see what frame of mind he's in come September 1, which could still very much be the scenario.
'Now that I've got that Super 12 final behind me and we've got an exciting series coming up, I feel that within myself I'm in the right frame of mind and I would love to be involved in the Lions series,' he told Radio Sport.
The Dane was hoping to start after scoring for City at Preston, but the sudden death of his brother-in-law in an accident while on a surfing holiday in Morocco last week left him in no frame of mind for football.
Despite his "positive frame of mind", it seems counsellors and doctors there have recommended at least a week's stay.
My fitness running gives me the time and frame of mind to link the value of these many meetings to a bigger picture.
Though the display of Andre's poems--as holographic sheets--makes them difficult to read, it does put us in the frame of mind to see them.
Derby have cemented their top-six spot with three successive victories and Ince said: "The lads are motivated and in the right frame of mind. Results are what is key at the minute.
Manager Martin O'Neill stated Barry could play some part in the crucial third-round tie if the England midfielder feels he is "in the right frame of mind".
ASTON Villa manager Martin O'Neill will check Olof Mellberg is in the right frame of mind to face Blackburn tomorrow as he moves closer to signing a pre-contract agreement with Juventus.
"There is so much going on around Curtis at the moment that he's finding it difficult to get in the right frame of mind to play for our football club,"
"It was the same group of players that came out with such a positive frame of mind for Edgbaston and they have played cricket like that ever since