Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

mind over matter

mind over matter
Meaning(s)
1) controlling one's thoughts to help overcome a difficult task/situation
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    • it's mind over matter
  • Analysis
     The expression 'mind over matter' refers to using willpower or the power of thinking to overcome physical problems or tasks. "In the last difficult miles of the run, it is the entrants who can execute mind over matter who manage to make it over the line." "Giving up cigarettes is a question of mind over matter."
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Don't think about what it is and just eat it. It's all just mind over matter.
    2. Use mind over matter and it won't feel so painful to get vaccinated.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. When it comes to endurance, research has shown mind over matter has a larger part to play than previously thought.
    2. If you go into the room full of confidence believing you can seal the deal, more often than not you will. It's a case of mind over matter.


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