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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: mind, on, set
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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