open mind

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open (one's) mind (to something)

To become or cause one to become receptive to or prepared to consider something, such as a topic, idea, opinion, perspective, etc. Being in college really helped open my mind to the myriad of beliefs and ideals to which different people around the world adhere. I know you're hesitant about seeing a psychic about this, but try opening your mind a bit—you might be pleasantly surprised!
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*open mind

a mind or attitude that is open to new ideas and opinions. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; keep~.) Please try to be nice and keep an open mind. It's all not as bad as you think.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

open mind

A mind receptive to different opinions and ideas, as in Her open mind could see merit in the new method. This phrase is often put as keep an open mind, as in The judge cautioned the jury to keep an open mind while hearing the evidence. [First half of 1800s]
See also: mind, open
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.
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But these questions of distrust were dismissed from Robin's open mind as soon as they had entered.
"The facts as they touch Meg are all before you," she added; and Tibby sighed and felt it rather hard that, because of his open mind, he should be empanelled to serve as a juror.
He is a philosopher and a metaphysician, and one of the most advanced scientists of his day, and he has, I believe, an absolutely open mind. This, with an iron nerve, a temper of the ice-brook, and indomitable resolution, self-command, and toleration exalted from virtues to blessings, and the kindliest and truest heart that beats, these form his equipment for the noble work that he is doing for mankind, work both in theory and practice, for his views are as wide as his all-embracing sympathy.
And sometimes, those questions require an open mind to challenge long held traditions.
He will keep an open mind, though, as he balances those risks.
ISLAMABAD -- Telenor Pakistan's 'Open Mind Pakistan' program, during its 6th iteration has empowered 20 young differently-abled trainees, who graduated this year.
'Open Mind Pakistan' is a visionary, one-of-a-kind special training program with the objective of enhancing employability of 'Persons with Disabilities' (PwDs) through skills development, mentoring and on-job training; and now it has been taken a step further with the launch of a comprehensive job portal, known as the 'Disability Job Center' (DJC).This will provide a one-stop site for adjoining job searchers (differently-abled) as well as job posters.
The 6th iteration of Telenor Pakistan's "Open Mind Pakistan" program empowered 20 young, differently-abled trainees who have graduated this year.
KARACHI -- The 6thiteration of Telenor Pakistan's 'Open Mind Pakistan' program empowered 20 young, differently-abled trainees who have graduated this year.
Senate leaders are keeping an open mind on the new proposal to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year.
Now officers say they are keeping an open mind that the two incidents might be linked to the theft of the till from Kinellar Community Hall on Friday.
Open Mind will explore the festival's theme of 'connection' through the arts, whilst promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for young people up to 25.
Open Mind Solutions, a firm co-owned by Maja Trendafilova Makraduli, Deputy Environment Minister Jani Makraduli's wife, has won nine tenders worth some 90,000 euros since he was appointed deputy minister.
THE region's counter terrorism police chief says officers are keeping an open mind about the motive for the knife attack at Manchester Victoria.
Unless we have proper teachers instilling the notion of having an open mind, we not going to get youngsters going through primary, secondary and tertiary who are broad and open-minded,' Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Strategic Studies and International Relations Department senior lecturer Sharifah Munirah Alatas said during the Forum on the National Unity Consultative Council (NUCC) report at the Academy of Sciences, here today.
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