Peace of mind, piece of (one’s) mind

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Peace of mind is serenity, quietude, or an absence of mental stress.

To give a piece of your mind is to tell someone what you think, usually angrily or self-righteously.


I then gave the poor student volunteer on the other end of the phone a piece of my mind. [Parkersberg News]

If it’s peace of mind that you are after, then opting for a fix now could be the best move. [Telegraph]

But one guest, getting fed up with these ostentations, gave the host a piece of his mind, something that apparently had never happened before. [The Standard]

It forms part of a well-maintained granite tenement building which is protected by a security entry system – giving peace of mind to those who live alone. [Aberdeen Press and Journal]

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