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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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know one's own mind, to

To be certain of one’s opinions or plans; to be self-assured. This term has been known since about 1700. Jonathan Swift included it in Polite Conversation (1738), “You don’t know your own mind,” an accusation still often voiced in just this way.
See also: know, own, to
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