put mind to

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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