get something off / out of your mind

Ultramarine

Senior Member
Ukrainian
Hi everyone,
The dictionary entry is 'put/get something out of your mind". I've also heard people say "I can't get it off my mind". Do these phrases mean the same?

I can't put what had happened out of my mind
I can't put what had happened off my mind

Many thanks.
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    No, this construction is alien to me: "I can't put what had happened off my mind" :cross:

    The permissible constructions that come to my mind are:

    "I can't put what happened out of my mind"
    "I can't get what happened out of my mind"
    "I can't get what happened off (of)* my mind"

    * optional
     
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