read somebody's mind/thoughts
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.
read (one's) thoughts
To know or infer what one is thinking. You read my thoughts—that's exactly where I want to go to dinner! I'm sorry, but I can't read your thoughts. 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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