know (one's) own mind

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know (one's) own mind

To be firmly resolute and confident in one's ideas, intentions, plans, or opinions. I've never worried too much about the effects of peer pressure on Kelly, as she really knows her own mind on what's right or wrong.
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know your own mind

be decisive and certain.
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know your own ˈmind

know what you want or like: At 25 you’re old enough to know your own mind and make these decisions for yourself.
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And one of the reasons for that was writ large after this week's Budget when it became clear politicians think the electorate are half-wits - idiots who don't know their own minds and can't be trusted to do the right thing.
You are drawn to those who are self-assured, dynamic and know their own minds.
LONDON, August 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The spread betting and CFD trading industry has long proved a natural habitat for people who know their own minds.
Sometimes we talk about older people as if they are children but they know what they want and they know their own minds.
Younger women have tried to make their mark on Loose Women but it never quite works - they want women who speak their minds not girls who don't even know their own minds yet.
Children today certainly know their own minds, especially when it comes to their bedrooms.
As a result our customers tend to know their own minds, but I'm sure no one would need much persuading to drive a Renault Spider.
In the meantime, teenagers should know that GPs have agreed to keep their secrets, provided they are confident that they are old enough to know their own minds.