turn (one's) mind to (something)

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turn (one's) mind to (something)

To apply one's attention, focus, and effort to something. I've been turning my attention to my writing again, because I'd been letting it fall by the wayside recently. We need to turn our minds to our defensive strategy if we want to start winning games.
See also: mind, turn
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DOWN boss James McCartan forgot points and goals for a day and turned his mind to birdies for the launch of a tournament marking 20 years of Queen's Gaelic games.
Winning captain Mahela Jayawardene praised his side's efforts and then turned his mind to the rest of the tournament.
'He hasn't had any of those discussions and it is not a matter he has turned his mind to.'
He could be as exciting and deadly as Thierry Henry if he just turned his mind to it for more than the sporadic few minutes which have been the hallmark of his Leeds career.
"It's not all doom and gloom because we've lost," he said as he turned his mind to Tuesday night's Champions League test in Milan.
McManaman returned from Spain yesterday to join up with the England squad and immediately turned his mind to the absence of Owen.