08 ways to use the word ‘MIND’ in English conversation – Advanced/Intermediate English lesson
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The word ‘mind’ is used very often in different phrases. In this English lesson, you are going to look at different ways of how ‘mind’ in used.
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I have a lot on my mind:
If you have a lot of thoughts, concerns, and worries in your head, you can say I have a lot on my mind.”
Put my mind at ease:
Something that relaxes your mind. Some people may find music relaxing or someone may enjoy baking. So when you do what you like, you put your mind at ease or relax your mind.
A one-track mind:
Someone tends to think about or focus on one subject all the time. All Richard ever talks about is money – he’s really got a one-track mind.”
Give someone a piece of your mind:
Means to tell them angrily that you disapprove of something they are doing, or have done. For example, “I’m sick and tired of our neighbors playing loud music at 3 AM. I’m going to give them a piece of my mind.”
Out of their mind:
An informal way to say that someone is crazy and irrational.
Slipped your mind:
If you forget something, you can say this phrase. “Oh no, I had a dentist appointment this morning, but it completely slipped my mind!”
Mind goes blank:
this is when you forget EVERYTHING and can’t form a single thought. “I was so nervous during my presentation; as soon as I started, my mind went blank.”
This means “don’t worry about it” or ‘let it be’.” For example, if you’re trying to arrange a time to meet with a client, but your schedules are in conflict, you could say “Never mind – I’ll just e-mail you the information.
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