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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Not wanting to kill the surprise, he mentions one trick he is sure to perform: " I will throw a frisbee to the audience and tell the randomly selected person their exact birthday or read their mind.
Over the weekend, the pair partied at Cirque le Soir where they hired London's top magician Oliver B to read their minds and perform a series of tricks for them.
Over the weekend, the pair partied minutes at Cirque le Soir where they hired London's top magician Oliver B to read their minds and perform a series of tricks for them.
Being able to read their minds, he says he can sense when they are nervous and he wanted to make sure that the adverse conditions didn't spook them.
People often expect their partner to read their minds and when that doesn't happen, they get pretty upset," she said.
After rigorous training, the girls are given eternal life and the ability to see into people's hearts and read their minds.
People often expect their partner to read their minds and when that doesn't happen, they get upset, then the other person gets even more upset, and it is all because they didn't talk it over at the beginning," she added.
These mainly centre around removing the audience's free will and controlling them without them knowing it, convincing them that he can read their minds.