frame of mind

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frame of mind (plural frames of mind)

  1. state of mind.
    • 1989, Steven Soderbergh, Sex, Lies, and Videotape:
      Graham (James Spader): Because I don't think it's a choice that you'd make in a normal frame of mind. / Ann (Andie MacDowell): And what would you know about a normal frame of mind?
    • 2011, Phil McNulty, “Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Fabio Capello insisted Rooney was in the right frame of mind to play in stormy Podgorica despite his father's arrest on Thursday in a probe into alleged betting irregularities, but his flash of temper - when he kicked out at Miodrag Dzudovic - suggested otherwise.
    • 2019, “The Next Best American Record”, in Norman Fucking Rockwell!, performed by Lana Del Rey:
      He was '70s in spirit, '90s in his frame of mind.