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    make somebody’s mind easy

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    I wish we knew where they have gone, for it would make my son a good deal easier in his mind, and me too. (Ch. Dickens, “The Old Curiosity Shop”)

    …the club and its rules were still s mystery, and he looked round for some one who should be able to set his mind at rest. (R. I. Stevenson, “New Arabian


    You’re not going to be fired… Put your mind at easy on that score. (J. O’Hara, “Elizabeth Appleton”)

    make somebody’s mind easy = make somebody easy in his mind = set somebody’s mind in rest = put somebody’s mind at easy = calm someone, clear up someone’s doubts

    Last edited by vil; 06-Aug-2011 at 17:44.

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    Re: make somebody’s mind easy

    Yes. "Put your mind at ease" is the expression I am familiar with.

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