frame of mind


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frame of mind

A person's outlook or mood. I'm always in a much better frame of mind if I have a chance to unwind after work.
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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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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.
I want to play positively and start the tournament in the right frame of mind.
I know everyone wants to know what frame of mind I am in because of the slip that happened to me against Chelsea but I am over it, it has gone.
I was still in a relationship when I recorded it, so it must be destiny because the song's coming to life more with my current frame of mind.
He said there was a need for the visitors to go in with a very positive frame of mind and be optimistic no matter what the opposition and the conditions.
He said: "I will give him the opportunity just to let things lie for a day or two and I will speak to him closer to the time and see what frame of mind he is in.
Perhaps he had lost faith in himself a little bit and lost faith because he was not playing, but Marge has rekindled his confidence and put him in the right frame of mind.
And O'Sullivan, whose father was released from prison earlier this month, feels he's in the right frame of mind to continue collecting silverware.
In this form of the game especially, your frame of mind is the crucial thing," said the Durham star.
Of course that old meaning of frame of mind still counts as well.
As Richard Bideaux later reported in Bisbee's Brewery Gulch Gazette (February 24, 1966), it was to be a "loose organization, more a frame of mind than anything else, which will have no dues or membership criteria other than mutual interest, and no meetings, except when two or more like-minded collectors get together.
10 : frame of mind : mood <She began the day on a happy note.
A family friend who visited them this weekend said they were all walking about and were in a cheerful and positive frame of mind.
The FA Cup is the icing on the cake this season and we couldn't head for Bramall Lane in a better frame of mind.
The Netherlands) considers the frame of mind of jurists in civil law, focusing on eight typical characteristics of argument and reasoning from their point of view.