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    Carolina Klintefelt is offline Newbie
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    Default Mind in heart

    Hi,

    I am translating a book into Swedish and am wondering about an expression used in it. The hero is taken captive, and all seems hopeless, but suddenly he discovers something that seems to change the situation. At this point he thinks to himself: "Mind in heart. Hold on. Mind in heart." I am not sure what this expression means, so I have some difficulties translating it. Is this an idiomatic expression at all, or is it something made up but the author for this exclusive situation?

    Grateful for any help to understand this better. Thank you!

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    It sounds like something the author created to me. I'd guess he wants his logical thought processes to listen to the optimism of his emotions.

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    Default Re: Mind in heart

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It sounds like something the author created to me. I'd guess he wants his logical thought processes to listen to the optimism of his emotions.
    Thank you for the reply! If this is not an idiomatic expression with a fix meaning, I'll feel free to translate the "spirit" of it in the best way, to convey the sense of it. Thanks for helping me out!

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