have (someone or something) in mind


: to be thinking of (someone or something): such as
: to be thinking of choosing (someone) for a job, position, etc.
They have you in mind for the job.
: to be thinking of doing (something)
"I'd like to do something special for our anniversary." "What sort of thing did you have in mind?"

Examples of have (someone or something) in mind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travis then wondered aloud what Jason may have in mind for the mother of his three daughters. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 10 Jan. 2024 The first goes something like this: Donald Trump is just not up to the political task his voters and the Republican coalition have in mind. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 15 Nov. 2023 But that's what two of the contenders would appear to have in mind — Christie and Hutchinson. Bill Glauber, Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2023 And Kemp says that’s what US film and TV producers have in mind. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 19 July 2023 Lisa, what does the foundation have in mind for the $24 million that announced for the lakefront this week? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 12 July 2023 Prices for the kind of truck its leaders have in mind have soared thousands of dollars in recent months, to as much as $80,000. chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 Maybe your driving force isn’t your boss, either way, have something in mind that will push you. Celeste Polanco, Essence, 16 Nov. 2021 What large projects does the department have in mind with the new funding? Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 28 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Have (someone or something) in mind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%20%28someone%20or%20something%29%20in%20mind. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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