have it in mind to do something

have in mind

1. To be considering someone or something as a candidate or possibility for something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "have" and "in." I have Jane in mind for this job because she is clearly the most qualified candidate. What did you have in mind for dinner tonight?
2. To plan or intend to do something. I have in mind to ground you for a month for disobeying me like that!
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have it in mind to do something

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have something in mind

plan or intend to do something: How long have you had this in mind?
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