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 one's own mind

Be certain about what one wants; be decisive. For example, Don't ask him; he's so tired that he doesn't know his own mind, or She certainly knows her own mind when it comes to giving stage directions. This term was first recorded in 1824.
See also: know, mind, own

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.
See also: know, mind, own
References in classic literature ?
"Don't you think a little thing like some stupid laws of science will stand in my way, or the way of a man who knows his own mind. I tell you I'll level that road from the tree there which we marked as the starting-point to the very centre of Bekwando."
He added: "The man knows his own mind better than anyone and he'll go back and reflect on it.
I THINK of myself as someone who knows his own mind politically and that nails his colours to the mast.
A spokesman for the charity said: "Russell is a happy little chappie who knows his own mind and can be quite headstrong.
Goldsmith asserted that Kate has her feet solidly on the ground, and William knows his own mind, so they are the perfect couple, who are madly in love.
He is also rather self-deprecating, but knows his own mind when it comes to career choices.
Kimberley said: "I like a man who knows his own mind and won't be pushed around." Cheryl added: "My husband Ashley doesn't run around after me."
Mr Blair praised the 'strong leadership' of a First Minister who 'knows his own mind'.
"McGeady knows his own mind. It was his idea from an early age to play for the country of his grandparents' origin rather than the nation of his birth.
The firm pressure and vertical emphasis, linked to the right slant, shows a man who knows his own mind and likes to do things his own way.
He's absolutely beautiful but he certainly knows his own mind.
"It's typical Woodward, but he knows his own mind. Catt came in and impressed with the way he played.
There's nothing like a man who knows his own mind, and Martin is nothing like a man who knows his own mind.
He's a man who clearly knows his own mind, but doesn't always let others in on the secret.
Clarke knows his own mind and won't be swayed by outside influences, but at this point it's hard to picture the European team without Knox in its ranks.