give (one's) mind to (something)

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give (one's) mind to (something)

To give one's complete attention, determination, and effort toward some undertaking. You can still manage a B average if you give your mind to acing the final exam. I know we can win this game, but only if we all give our minds to it.
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give your ˈmind to something

think hard about something: He hadn’t really been giving his mind to the problem.I’m sure you’ll learn it if you give your mind to it.
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References in classic literature ?
The apprehension of ruining me hath driven him to despair." "I am very glad," says Honour, "to hear your la'ship takes that into your consideration; for to be sure, it must be nothing less than ruin to give your mind to one that is turned out of doors, and is not worth a farthing in the world." "Turned out of doors!" cries Sophia hastily: "how!
Pray give your mind to it, and advise me well for his sake--and above all, for his daughter's--his daughter's, my dear Manette."
"I always tell him, 'Darling, you know I'm going to have to give your mind to science after you've passed, because we're going to have to understand how all these sparks work'."