have your mind on other things

have your ˌmind on other ˈthings

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your ˌmind is on other ˈthings

not give somebody/something your full attention because you are thinking about something else: ‘He’s made a few mistakes today. What’s the matter with him?’ ‘He’s got his mind on other things. Family problems mainly.’
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