Is it correct to say "I'm out of mind" or does it have to be "I'm out of my mind"?

Online translators like Google Translate or DeepL say that both work and both have the same meaning (I'm crazy).

I make music as a hobby and I used the line "I'm out of mind" in one of my songs. I was just wondering if it's correct.

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They are both idioms, and, generally speaking, they mean completely different things.

Out of my mind

out of one's mind

: not sane : crazy
// What a ridiculous idea! You must be out of your mind to believe that.

This is often used more figuratively than literally. People are often said to be out of their minds with grief or worry.

Out of mind

out of sight, out of mind

—used to mean that a person stops thinking about something or someone if he or she does not see that thing or person for a period of time

Saying just I'm out of mind would be unusual, but it would mean that you're not in the thoughts of anybody.

Which one to use in a song would depend on the meaning being conveyed.


Out of mind: Forgotten about or ignored, not important.

Out of my mind: A state of confusion where all your faculties are taken by a single thought process

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    A little more explanation would be helpful in showing the OP which they should use. – Eddie Kal Jul 21 '20 at 0:35

Do not rely on online translators. They are very bad language guides. To use 'out of' and 'mind' to say that someone is insane or 'crazy', you need a possessive pronoun such as my, your, his, her, etc. I am out of my mind, she is out of her mind, etc. 'Out of mind' is an old fashioned phrase meaning 'forgotten, overlooked, insignificant, not readily remembered'.

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    online translation programs, not translators which are people. – Lambie Jul 20 '20 at 22:37

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