on second thought

idiom

US
: after thinking about something again
On second thought, I think I'll go after all.

Examples of on second thought in a Sentence

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“On second thought.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20second%20thought. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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