set mind on
set (one's) mind on (something)
To be resolutely or inflexibly determined to do or acquire something. When I was a little boy, I set my mind on becoming a fighter pilot. When Janie sets her mind on a new toy, she won't give us a moment's peace until we buy it for her.
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set one's mind on someone or something
Fig. to be determined to get or have someone or something. I've set my mind on Dave. I have to have him on my team. Jamie set her mind on the red sports car.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.