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    someone's mind swam

    Hi,

    What's exactly the meaning of this idiom?

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    If your mind swam, you let your imagination flow.

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    Thanks.

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    If your mind swam, you let your imagination flow.
    Are you sure? I've always taken it to mean that the person became confused. "My mind started swimming" - I was confused, I didn't know what I was thinking about; there were too many thoughts in my head to deal with ...
    "When I heard that Peter had been arrested for murder, my mind started swimming."

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Are you sure? I've always taken it to mean that the person became confused. "My mind started swimming" - I was confused, I didn't know what I was thinking about; there were too many thoughts in my head to deal with ...
    "When I heard that Peter had been arrested for murder, my mind started swimming."
    "I was confused" makes sense in a sentence in which I found it.

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    Could you please bring us the context? It would help us solve it and assist you.

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    Could you please bring us the context? It would help us solve it and assist you.
    It's solved.
    There were too many thoughts in the head of a character, so his mind swam.

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    Re: someone's mind swam

    I've never heard "my mind was swimming" though it clearly exists. I have always heard "my head was swimming", also meaning "I was confused".

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