half a mind to




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - half a mind to

"half a mind to"

inclined or disposed to;

almost decided to

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - half a mind to

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Conditions have become so bad around here that I have half a mind to quit my job.

Colleague 2: So, why don't you?

Colleague 1: Because I should really have another job lined up before quitting this one.

Colleague 2: Good idea.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - half a mind to

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: You know I have been working really hard lately and could really use a break.

Friend 2: Why don't you go on a weekend getaway for some rest and relaxation?

Friend 1: I think I have half a mind to do just that. I will give the idea some serious consideration.

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half a mind to - Usage:

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half a mind to - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for half a mind to.




half a mind to - Examples:

1)  I'm in half a mind to ditch this advertising nonsense and see what I could make of a ...

2)  Clarissa had half a mind to snatch him off and set him down at the piano in the ...

3)  I said casually, just to test Hilda's reaction: 'I've half a mind to do a bit of fishing myself while we're here.'

4)  ... nowhere to be seen. She must have gone to the pond. Nityananda had half a mind to go there and drag Shiuli back. It would be heartless, ...

5)  Labrador seems a quiet place," he resumed at last. "I'm half a mind to stay here. Can't do that. No! I've ...

6)  Obviously there's no way to switch the containers even if you had half a mind to.

7)  ... constantly asking me what I want to be when I grow up... I have half a mind to tell her I want to live in a tree with an old ...

8)  He had less than half a mind to fetch the lamp, and more than half a mind to pretend to, and go and hide behind the beer barrels in ...

9)  my friends about it and they are considering buying one. If you are in half a mind to get a steam mop get this one. You will not be ...

10)  I was in half a mind to say that the Centre was not yet open and to ask her ...

11)  Yesterday afternoon set in misty and cold. I had half a mind to spend it by my study fire, instead of wading through heath ...

12)  ... stage and phase. This leaves a sense of sequence. He still seems in half a mind to offer a set method.

13)  He launches into an angry little speech, telling the Inspector he has "half a mind to report you."

14)  I'm in half a mind to ignore the comments until after Saturday for fear of someone coming and ...

15)  I had half a mind to recommend to the Head that you be expelled, but I will ...

16)  ... the blame as well, and I did not actually do anything. I've half a mind to ask to move studies.

17)  If you have half a mind to do something, you haven't decided to do it, but ...

18)  ... that you think you will do something, although you are not sure I've half a mind to come with you tomorrow.

19)  ... do you think I should continue my medical studies... because I only have half a mind to do medicine.

20)  This looks great and sounds so delicious and easy that I've half a mind to make it right now despite it being almost midnight.