in a/the mood to (do something)

in a mood

Cranky, unhappy, or surly. The boss is really in a mood today, so I'd steer clear of him if you don't want to get screamed at.
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in a/the mood to (do something)

Likely to or interested in doing something. I don't think the boss is in the mood to talk about raises today—maybe tomorrow. I'm kind of in a mood to go on a hike today. Want to join me?
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in the mood

1. Interested in something I don't know why, but I'm really in the mood for ice cream today.
2. Wanting to do something. Dad's just not in the mood to go out to dinner tonight.
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in the mood (for something)

 and in the mood (to do something)
having the proper state of mind for a particular situation or for doing something. I'm not in the mood to see a movie tonight. Are you in the mood for pizza?
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in the mood

Disposed or inclined toward something, as in I'm in the mood for a good long walk. This phrase is also put in the negative, I'm not in the mood to argue. [Late 1500s]
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