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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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References in classic literature ?
But you acted it, and I've a jolly good mind to shoot you dead
I've a good mind to do it anyway, just to teach you that duelling has gone out of fashion.
But though," continued he, "there is, I am afraid, little merit in these benefactions, there would, I must confess, be much pleasure in them to a good mind, if it was not abated by one consideration.
Upon my word, I have a good mind to throw this all up and cross to Paris to-night.
You consider the matter," said Elinor, "exactly as a good mind and a sound understanding must consider it; and I dare say you perceive, as well as myself, not only in this, but in many other circumstances, reason enough to be convinced that your marriage must have involved you in many certain troubles and disappointments, in which you would have been poorly supported by an affection, on his side, much less certain.
Now, Master Andres," said the farmer, "call on the undoer of wrongs; you will find he won't undo that, though I am not sure that I have quite done with you, for I have a good mind to flay you alive.
Helen would begin, gazing as if she saw a visionary cascade, "I've a good mind to go with you myself, Willoughby--only I can't.
I have a good mind to ask Arthur's leave to invite the old lady to stay with us till our guests depart.
I've a good mind to mix it with you anyway," Long gritted through his teeth.
You have a good mind, and I am confident you would succeed as a lawyer.
Nex' time you can go to 'ell, say I, an' I've a good mind to give you what-for anyw'y.
I've a good mind to turn them out of the house this moment?
Then, that glorious vision of doing good, which is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds, arose before him, and he even saw himself in the illusion with some influence to guide this raging Revolution that was running so fearfully wild.
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.