have half a mind

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of have half a mind

used to express the feeling especially when angry and annoyed that one would like to do something while at the same time not really planning to do it used with to + verb
  • I have half a mind to tell her what I really think of her.

Word by Word Definitions

half play
  1. : either of two equal parts that compose something

  2. : half an hour

  3. : one of a pair: such as

  1. : being one of two equal parts

  2. : that is approximately equal to either of two equal parts that compose something : amounting to approximately half

  3. : falling short of the full or complete thing : partial

  1. : in an equal part or degree

  2. : not completely : partially

  3. : by any means : at all

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely


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