in the mood


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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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References in classic literature ?
He was a man of the world with supple lips and an agreeable manner, he was indeed a man of much kindliness and simplicity, though by no means clever, but she was not in the mood to give any one credit for such qualities, and examined him as though he were an epitome of all the vices of his service.
I felt I had him at a disadvantage, had caught him in the mood of indiscretion; and to tell the truth I was not curious to learn what might have driven a young medical student out of London.
Now, when I tried to bring it back, Kim was not in the mood to play it anymore.
The survey revealed teen girls buy their favorite movies so they can enjoy them whenever they're in the mood to do so.
And, if a customer is in the mood for a Fountain or Frozen of their own, we're prepared to make nearly any fountain drink or frozen concoction they can dream up.
The awareness campaign for the larger-than-life pirate character reflects the adventurous and irreverent spirit of the brand, which puts the consumer in the mood to enjoy and share good times.