The word ‘mind’ is used very often in different phrases. In this advanced English lesson, you are going to look at different ways of how ‘mind’ in used.
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 Figurative Expressions with the word ;.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.