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prey on somebody’s mind

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprey on somebody’s mindprey on somebody’s mind (also play on somebody’s mind)THINK ABOUT if a problem preys on your mind, you cannot stop thinking about it Finally, she broached the subject that had been playing on her mind for days. mind
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prey on somebody’s mindImportant items which are left have a habit of preying on the mind.It was Tatiana preying on his mind.It began to prey on my mind so much that I went to the casualty department of Charing Cross Hospital.But his main preoccupation was with the unfinished Requiem, which had begun to prey on his mind.
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