Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(right/wrong) frame of mind

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Meaning(s)
1) a particular mood that influences your behaviour
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    • be in the right/wrong frame of mind to do something
  • Analysis
     Your 'frame of mind' is the mood you are in or the attitude you have. If you are in the 'right frame of mind' you are in a good place mentally to do something or achieve something. If you are in the 'wrong frame of mind' you do not have the right attitude in order to approach or complete a task. You will hear these phrases used often in social and professional contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Having a good night's sleep always puts me in the right frame of mind, especially if I have a busy day in front of me.
    2. I'm not in the right frame of mind to talk about finances right now.
    3. You have to be in the wrong frame of mind to advocate for violence.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I know that my side of the project still requires a lot of work, I'm just really not in the right frame of mind to do it right now. Maybe I'll feel better after a short break.
    2. Before I make a sales presentation, I always take a moment to get myself into the right frame of mind. That way, I'm much less likely to make any mistakes.
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