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    mind

    Hi there,
    What is the difference in meanings between 'in mind' and 'on mind'?

    For example
    What is (on/ in) your mind?

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    Re: mind

    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    What is the difference in meanings between 'in mind' and 'on mind'?

    For example
    What is (on/ in) your mind?
    What is on your mind? is an idiomatic expression meaning, "What are you thinking about?" Also, I have a lot on my mind usually means that I have a lot to worry about at the moment.

    What do you have in mind? is another idiom that means, "What are you thinking about?", except this one has the connotation of "What's your idea?" For example:
    A: Are you busy tonight?
    B: Not really. What do you have in mind?
    What is in your mind? is only used in a very literal context - I can't think of a time that we would say this in normal conversation! (Maybe someone else can...)

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