to take your mind off sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 6 comments

to take your mind off sth

by | Last updated Apr 19, 2019 | Expressions | 6 comments

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Language: B2 (Upper-intermediate)  //  Accent: North America

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Language: B2 (Upper-intermediate)  //  Accent: North America

tonight? .

we a couple tonight? It might help things.

don't we go for a couple of tonight? It might help your mind things.

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to take your mind off sth

We use this expression to say that something distracts you in a positive way, especially when you are worried about something.

If I am worried about something and keep going over it in my headthinking about it, then it is probably a good idea for me to do something (e.g. going for a run, watching a film, tidying up) to help me stop thinking about it. This would help to take my mind off my problems.


"Why don't we...." is a nice way to introduce a suggestion, e.g. "why don't we try that new Italian restaurant this weekend?".

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  • When you have a problem or are worried about something, what helps you to take your mind off it?

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To take my mind off my problems I invite a friend for a walk so I can talk and see the nature.

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Hi, Chris! Actually, when I have a problem, or I am worried about something, it is hard to distract myself from the problem. But somehow I try to take my mind off the problem through listening music, talking to my husband or my friends, taking my children for a walk.

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Thank you, Chris! I really appreciate your quick response and correcting my mistake.

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