Have mixed feelings (about something) In english explanation

The meaning, explanation, definition and origin of the idiom/phrase "have mixed feelings (about something)", English Idiom Dictionary ( also found in Vietnamese )

author Julia Huong calendar 2021-10-15 09:10

Meaning of Have mixed feelings (about something)


mixed emotions

Have mixed feelings (about something) Verb + object/complement informal

To have both positive and negative feelings at the same time and be uncertain about something.

I have mixed feelings about my trip to Japan. I'm impressed by the people, but the food disappoints me.

She had mixed feelings about her marriage. On the one hand, she married a wealthy man. On the other hand, she had to live with his stepchild.

Jane has mixed feelings about the new manager. He's kind to clients but nasty to employees.

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Grammar and Usage of Have mixed feelings (about something)

Verb Forms

  • to have mixed feelings (about something)
  • has mixed feelings (about something)
  • having mixed feelings (about something)
  • had mixed feelings about

The verb "have" should be conjugated according to its tense.



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