mind over matter

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Definition of mind over matter

used to describe a situation in which someone is able to control a physical condition, problem, etc., by using the mind His ability to keep going even when he is tired is a simple question of mind over matter.

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“Mind over matter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20over%20matter. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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