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Another way to say: "On his mind"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SuperflySnuka, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. That's it.

    All help would be appreciated. Thanks, guys...
  2. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member


    Without context, I would say, "in his thoughts," or "he was thinking about," but it's hard to say unless we know the context.
  3. Babs

    Babs Member

    "In the back of his head"

    "Mulling over"

    "Wrestling with it"

    "Weighing on him"
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    as his thoughts did the fandango.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

  6. Sxysprtswrtr

    Sxysprtswrtr Active Member

    Had an editor who LOVED to use "mulling over" in heds... would undoubtedly show up every other week or so.

    Jedi mind tricks?

  7. Here's the context:

    He paces the sideline gradually, pursing his lips and exhaling. His face, blank. His eyes, sharp. His mind, racing.
    The Podunk High head coach has got Rocky Bulwinkle on his mind.

    I don't want two minds in a row, but I wouldn't mind. Shit. No. 3/.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member


    "Shithead here watched Empire and Jedi last week and ever since then, he's been trying to do the Jedi mind trick. The crazy fuck thinks he can levitate shit with his thoughts."
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    What about: "His thoughts racing"?
  10. Hmm...that works, no?

    I kinda like that...
  11. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I think it flows a little smoother, and it certainly clears up your original problem.

    I'm with you, though. I don't like using the same word more than once in a phrase unless it's done for a poetic purpose.
  12. dhenleyfan

    dhenleyfan New Member

    Preoccupied with Coach Bullwinkle?
    Obsessed with Coach Bullwinkle?
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