Idioms With The Word “Mind”

Any idea what native speakers mean when they growl do you mind ? while looking angrily at you? You must absolutely have done something wrong. So they’re kind of telling you to stop bugging them. In English a lot of idioms use the word “mind,” maybe because the mind plays such an important part in making us what we are. So, guys, here they are: a whole list of these cool expressions.

  • A mind like a steel trap = a very quick and understanding mind, which is quick to catch an idea

“People with a mind like a steel trap are usually success stories.

  • Be in two minds about something = be unsure, unable to decide

“ He’s in two minds (about) whether to marry his high school sweetheart or not”

  • Be out of your mind/not be in your right mind = be mad, crazy

“ What?! Sell our house? Never! You must be out of your mind for saying that.”

  • Blow someone’s mind = impress or overwhelm someone

“ His perfect British accent really blew my mind.”

  • Change your mind = to make a new and different decision or choice

“ I don’t want to come with you, I’ve changed my mind. I want to stay home.”

  • Cross your mind/pass through your mind = come into your thoughts suddenly

“ It never crossed my mind that Jody would lie about her relationship with Freddie.”

  • Get a load off your mind = say what you are thinking don’t keep quite and fret about it.

“ You’ll feel better after you get a load off your mind.”

  • Give someone a piece of your mind = scold someone I’ve had enough of his rudeness.

“ I’m going to give him a piece of my mind.”

  • Have something on your mind = be worried about something and often think about it

“ If you have something on your mind, don’t keep it to yourself. Tell me about it. I’m sure it’ll make you feel better.”

  • Never mind = it doesn’t matter

“ Never mind if you make a mistake now and then. Everybody does.”

  • One-track mind = a mind obsessed with only one thing

“ When it comes to food, Tom has a one-track mind.

  • Slip your mind = be forgotten

“ Sorry, it slipped my mind that I had to stop by the grocery store to pick up some milk.”


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