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put (or give or set) one's mind to

Definition of put or give or set one's mind to in English:

Direct all one’s attention to (achieving something): she’d have made an excellent dancer, if she’d have put her mind to it
More example sentences
  • But I'm not surprised - everything Carol has set her mind to achieving, she's accomplished.
  • If you put your mind to what you want out of life, and focus your energy on it, she says, there's no reason why good things shouldn't happen.
  • She showed them what they could achieve if they just put their mind to it, pulled themselves out of the gutter and developed incredibly arrogant and over entitled attitudes.
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Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing