in (one's) mind's eye

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in (one's) mind's eye

In one's imagination or mind, especially referring to something that is being visualized. Before I write a scene, I try to visualize it in my mind's eye, to see how everyone is situated.
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in one's mind's eye

Fig. in one's mind or imagination. (Alludes to visualizing something in one's mind.) In my mind's eye, I can see trouble ahead. In her mind's eye, she could see a beautiful building beside the river. She decided to design such a building.
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in your mind's eye

COMMON If you see something in your mind's eye, you have a clear picture of it in your imagination or memory. Susie had a clear picture in her mind's eye of how she wanted the house to look. In my mind's eye, he's in his twenties — but he's probably a lot older.
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in your mind's eye

in your imagination or mental view.
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in your ˌmind’s ˈeye

as a picture in your mind or in your imagination: I can see his face quite clearly in my mind’s eye.Try to picture in your mind’s eye the scene that day.
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Musing on race and the American mix of races from his newly purchased summer place on Martha's Vineyard, Stepto has a moving vision of Grandpa Ocie Burns that is his book's and his own brown self's epiphany: "But when I consider these things now, and see him in my mind's eye bursting out of the Michigan woods, his copper skin aglow against the greenness of the trees and the paleness of the sandy path, I think I see a black man turning back the clock and living into all of his names, all of his races, not one.