in the mood

idiom

: feeling a desire for something or to do something
I'm in the mood for sushi.
I'm sorry. I'm just not in the mood to talk.
"Would you like to see a movie?" "No, I'm not in the mood (to see a movie)."

Examples of in the mood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British papers were not in the mood to forgive England’s catastrophic collapse on the third day of the third Test at Rajkot which left the visitors staring certain defeat in the face. Tim Ellis, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024 Cooking for one: 6 tips to keep things practical, flexible and fun Mackerel Toasts Not really in the mood to cook? Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 Lilly Calman is not in the mood this Valentine’s Day for the flowers, chocolates or a romantic dinner for two, especially after a recent breakup. Isabella Kwai, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2024 If Ghostbusters, a lighthearted comedy with some fun scares, puts you in the mood for more movies that shine a light on female friendships, here are 10 more to rent, stream or blow the dust off of in your DVD cabinet. Brett Weiss, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 Advertisement James, who had 23 points, 10 assists and six rebounds and helped the Lakers claw back to within 10 points after trailing by 30 early in the second half, wasn’t in the mood to talk about Brooks. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 Jardin provides a winking tipoff of complications to come later by having Shelby don a wig not unlike Nikki’s long blond tresses for her abortive roleplay attempt to get Cyrus in the mood. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Jan. 2024 In 2021—the pandemic Oscars—Hollywood had postponed many of its big-studio movies, and people weren’t exactly in the mood for awards shows. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2024 Ignoring cues and asking highly personal questions when no one is in the mood for sharing? Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 See More

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“In the mood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20mood. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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