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have somebody/something in mind (for something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhave somebody/something in mind (for something)have somebody/something in mind (for something)THINK ABOUTto have an idea about who or what you want for a particular purpose It was a nice house, but it wasn’t quite what we had in mind. Did you have anyone in mind for the job? Have you any particular colour in mind for the bedroom? mind
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what ... had in mindThat's exactly what I had in mind.But these over-the-air barings of the soul weren't exactly what we had in mind.He suspected that such a development was exactly what MacArthur had in mind.The expression on Vologsky's face was too serious and pensive for what he had in mind.Langford tried to ask Hardwick what he had in mind.This is what you had in mind for me, Robyn?Its suffering would be as nothing compared to what he had in mind for Bernice.In fact, for one crazy moment I thought this was what Rebus had in mind.
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