have a good mind to do something

have a good mind to (do something)

To feel a strong urge or desire to do something. I have a good mind to tell those kids to get off my lawn! She was so upset that she had a good mind to write a letter of complaint to the president of the company.
See also: good, have, mind, to
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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.
See also: good, have, mind, something, to
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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.
See also: good, have, mind, something, to
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