English version

have half a mind to do something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave half a mind to do somethinghave half a mind to do somethingspoken used to say that you would like to do something but you probably will not do it He had half a mind to ask for his money back. I have half a mind to tell your mother about this. half
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have half a mind to do somethingI have half a mind to just go home.I have half a mind to make you take this right back.I have half a mind to tell her what I really think of her.
have half a mind to do somethinghave half a mind to do somethingspoken a) INTEND (also have a good mind to do something) used to say that you might do something to show that you disapprove of something someone has done I’ve a good mind to tell him exactly what I think. I’ve half a mind to stop him seeing her altogether. b) used to say that you may decide to do something I’ve half a mind to come with you tomorrow. mind
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have half a mind to do somethingI have half a mind to make you take this right back.
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