Definition of (not) in one's right mind in English:

(not) in one's right mind


  • (not) sane.

    • ‘Please correct me if I'm wrong but who in their right mind would sponsor an event that attracts no spectators!’
    • ‘What person in their right mind would do something like that?’
    • ‘‘I suppose if I was in my right mind, I wouldn't have dreamt of it,’ says Nan.’
    • ‘‘Frank was not in his right mind when he set up the device,’ she said, referring to doctors' diagnoses of her husband as suffering from clinical depression.’
    • ‘The Premiership is the best league in the world, so who in his right mind wouldn't want to be a manager at that level?’
    • ‘Who in his right mind would rather work than sleep?’
    • ‘Who in their right mind would do such a ludicrous thing?’
    • ‘Nobody in their right mind will offer a prize for a competition you've never entered.’
    • ‘In my opinion, Whitney was not in her right mind when we had our conversation.’
    • ‘No one in their right mind would consider an 80-year-old woman a military target.’
    sane, in one's right mind, of sound mind, in possession of all one's faculties, able to reason clearly, able to think clearly, lucid, rational, coherent, balanced, well balanced
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