have a mind

have a mind
to be disposed to; to be inclined to

Shuffling! If I'd thought you capable of turning on me like this, I'd never have spoken to you. I've a good mind never to speak to you again. (B. Shaw)

Dessie sat up decisively. "Well, anyway, we'll be sensible," she said calmly. "We won't throw it away on trifles like a lot of people would who I could mention, if I had a mind to." (E. Caldwell)

I guess you and him can afford to spend ail your time doing nothing but fish, if you have a mind to. (E. Caldwell)

Their marriage was announced for the immediate future. Rodger was very happy. He was committing a good action and at the same time doing something he had very much a mind to. (S. W. Maugham)

He had half a mind to ask her what made her choose that colour scheme. (J. Wain)


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