set (one's) mind to (something)

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set (one's) mind to (something)

To give something one's complete attention, determination, and effort. You can still manage a B average if you set your mind to acing the final exam. I know we can win this game, but we all have to set our minds to it.
See also: mind, set
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Fiona Harrington "I'm forever telling my students to always go for their dreams, and not to think they can't achieve what they set their mind to. If I can do it, so can they.
I'm forever telling my students not to think they can't achieve what they set their mind to. Fiona Harrington
Members are a formidable bunch when they set their mind to it ( remember what they did to Tony Blair.
The seasoned explorer told the children at Percy Hedley School in Killingworth about the mental strength he had to show in his mammoth trek to the North Pole ( to show them they can overcome any obstacle if they set their mind to it.
Power is contacts and believing in yourself." She noted also that "Women can do anything they set their mind to do.