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
References in classic literature ?
This alone would not have produced the seeming indifference, so they set their minds to discover the real cause.
Not winning the Premier League this year gives us an even larger goal next year, like going back to the Champions League final this year was something our guys set their minds to."
Eugenie taught the world that sharks were to be admired, not feared, and that women could do anything they set their minds to.
DUBAI: With faith and commitment, women in the Arab world can achieve anything they set their minds to, a UAE government official said on Monday.
TVA director Rowena Sommerville said Steph was a perfect example of the fact that young people from Teesside should set their hopes high and could achieve great things when they set their minds to it.
We would also behead drivers openly , who take the containers to Afghanistan for NATO forces, he terrorized The rulers and army have set their minds to weaken Pakistan , whereas TTP clarifies on Pakistani nation that it wants create a new Pakistan where the supremacy of Quranic law would prevail .
"We would also behead drivers openly , who take the containers to Afghanistan for NATO forces", he terrorized The rulers and army have set their minds to weaken Pakistan , whereas TTP clarifies on Pakistani nation that it wants create a new Pakistan where the supremacy of Quranic law would prevail .
Jo-Ann tries to teach her children, who go to St Patrick's School in Birkby, All Saints Catholic College and Rastrick High School, that they can do anything they set their minds to.
'The butchers had set their minds to accept the HCC challenge of adding value to red meat products because so many of them came up with good products that were appealing to the modern consumer.'
'It is a real example of what can be achieved when local communities set their minds to it.