have a good mind to (do something)

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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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have a good mind to do something

COMMON If you say that you have a good mind to do something, you are threatening to do it, although you probably will not do it. He raged on about how he had a good mind to resign. I have a good mind to turn right around and head straight home.
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have a good mind to ˈdo something

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have half a mind to ˈdo something


1 used to say that you think you will do something, although you are not sure: I’ve got half a mind to sell my car and buy a new one.I’ve a good mind to give up this stupid job.
2 used to say that you disapprove of what somebody has done and should do something about it, although you probably will not: I’ve got a good mind to write and tell your parents about it.
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