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have a good mind

To strongly feel the urge to do something. I have a good mind to tell those kids to get off my lawn!
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have a good mind to (do something)

To strongly feel the urge to do something. I have a good mind to tell those kids to get off my lawn!
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have a good mind to

Be strongly inclined to, as in She had a good mind to tell him everything. A slightly weaker form of this idiom is have a mind to, as in I have a mind to spend my next vacation in the desert. Formerly this idiom was sometimes put as have a great mind to. [c. 1400] Also see half a mind.
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She is uncomplicated, has a good mind, all the things you want.
He's big, powerful, has a good mind and is a great mover.
During August a lot of players are finishing their pre-season, who arrived back late, and they are all in a good mind to win the next game.
I've got a good mind to shred all these scam letters now.
Psychologically, it puts us in a good mind for Munich," said Wenger.
However, Simpson further said that a player with a good wedge game and a good mind will have the advantage because of the birdie opportunities, although he added that a golfer will have to play very carefully at the club to protect himself against its tricky pitches.
In the first half I thought we were in good mind psychology-wise.
However, being richly illustrated (often with historical photographs), it will serve as a very good mind refresher even to those who are not too familiar with Voltaire's language.
And I have a good mind to explore their earlier ones.
He's a lovely big horse with a good mind, and he's progressed so well since he ran here at York in June.
Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work.
Good mind games from DJ - we all know we've got the team to keep the heat on the Canaries.
In fact he is often called the father of modern philosophy, with his most famous saying being "It's not enough to have a good mind - the main thing is to use it well".
Because of her kind heart and good mind she was able to turn this into a happy family.
He also said that the meeting had allowed to discuss the migration accords concluded between the two countries and the good mind in which these agreements are implemented.