give (someone) pause for thought

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Definition of give (someone) pause for thought

: to cause (someone) to stop and think about something carefully or to have doubts about something The latest economic news has given investors pause for thought.

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“Give (someone) pause for thought.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20pause%20for%20thought. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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