put (one's) mind to (something)

put (one's) mind to (something)

To give something one's complete attention, determination, and effort. You can still manage a B average if you put your mind to acing the final exam. I know we can win this game, but we all have to put our minds to it.
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put one's mind to something

 and set one's mind to something
Fig. to concentrate on doing something; to give the doing of something one's full attention. I know I can do it if I put my mind to it. I will set my mind to it and finish by noon.
See also: mind, put, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

put one's mind to

Also, set one's mind on. Concentrate on or be determined to achieve, as in She's put her mind to improving her test results, or I've set my mind on finding a job I really like. [First half of 1800s]
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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.

put your mind to something

start to concentrate on something.
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put/set/turn your ˈmind to something

give all your effort and attention to something or to achieving something: You could be a very good writer if you put your mind to it.He can turn his mind to the detail if he has to.
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