give someone ideas

Definition of give someone ideas

:to cause someone to think about doing something that probably should not be done
  • Don't go giving him ideas.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

idea play ideas
  1. : a transcendent entity that is a real pattern of which existing things are imperfect representations

  2. : a standard of perfection : ideal

  3. : a plan for action : design


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