read (one's) mind

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read (one's) mind

To know what one is thinking. You read my mind—that's exactly where I want to go to dinner! I'm sorry, but I can't read your mind. You need to tell me these things.
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read someone's mind

Fig. to guess what someone is thinking. You'll have to tell me what you want. I can't read your mind, you know. If I could read your mind, I'd know what you expect of me.
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read someone's mind

Discern what someone is thinking or feeling, as in He often finished her sentences for her, almost as though he could read her mind. [Late 1800s]
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ˌread somebody’s ˈmind/ˈthoughts

(informal) understand what somebody is thinking, feeling, planning, etc: I can’t read your mind! If you don’t tell me what’s worrying you, I can’t help you.
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References in classic literature ?
In the trance of three days ago the Count sent her his spirit to read her mind. Or more like he took her to see him in his earth box in the ship with water rushing, just as it go free at rise and set of sun.
Get her to say what she means, rather than hoping you'll read her mind through her actions.
But she can't expect her partner to read her mind. She needs to be open about her emotions if she wants him to understand and be sympathetic.
Daisy falls in love and has a sexual relationship with her 14-year-old cousin, Edmond, who possesses an uncanny ability to read her mind. Soon British soldiers commandeer their house, separate the girls from the boys, and relocate them.
Q MY girlfriend thinks I should be able to read her mind. Sometimes I'll come home and she'll be mad about something but won't tell me.
Diana Napolis, 47, pleaded guilty to the charges in a San Diego court but claimed Hewitt could read her mind and planned to hurt her.