come to think of it

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Definition of come to think of it

used in speech to say that one has just remembered or thought of something
  • The meeting is next Tuesday, which, come to think of it, is also the date of my doctor's appointment.

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking


not think anything of

idiom

Definition of not think anything of

: to not think of (something) as being important or unusual
  • I didn't think anything of it at the time—but it turned out to be the clue that would solve the case.
  • I didn't think anything of his wearing a long coat since it was cold outside.

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

anything play
  1. : any thing whatever : any such thing

  1. : at all


not think much of

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Definition of not think much of

: to not like (someone or something) very much
  • They didn't think much of my idea.
  • Though the singer was very popular, she didn't think much of him.

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

much play
  1. : great in quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : great in importance or significance

  3. : many in number

  1. : to a great degree or extent : considerably

  2. : very

  3. : frequently, often

  1. : a great quantity, amount, extent, or degree

  2. : something considerable or impressive


shudder to think (of)

idiom

Definition of shudder to think (of)

: to be very worried/fearful about
  • I shudder to think (of) what might happen.

Word by Word Definitions

shudder play
  1. : to tremble convulsively : shiver, quiver

  1. : an act of shuddering

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking


think less of

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Definition of think less of

: to not respect (someone) as much as one did before : to have a worse opinion of (someone)
  • I hope you don't think (any) less of me now that you know about the trouble I got into when I was younger.

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

less play
  1. : comparative of little:1

  2. : constituting a more limited number or amount

  3. : of lower rank, degree, or importance

  1. : comparative of little:2

  2. : to a lesser extent or degree

  1. : a smaller portion or quantity

  2. : something of less importance

  1. : diminished by : minus

  1. : destitute of : not having

  2. : unable to be acted on or to act (in a specified way)


think nothing of

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Definition of think nothing of

: to not hesitate at all about (doing something that other people think is very difficult or dangerous)
  • She thinks nothing of running 10 miles.

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

nothing play
  1. : not any thing : no thing

  2. : no part

  3. : one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. : not at all : in no degree

  1. : something that does not exist

  2. : the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  3. : nothingness, nonexistence

  1. : of no account : worthless


think nothing of it

idiom

Definition of think nothing of it

used as a polite response when someone has apologized to one or thanked one
  • "Thanks for the ride." "Think nothing of it—I was going in this direction anyway."

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

nothing play
  1. : not any thing : no thing

  2. : no part

  3. : one of no interest, value, or consequence

  1. : not at all : in no degree

  1. : something that does not exist

  2. : the absence of all magnitude or quantity

  3. : nothingness, nonexistence

  1. : of no account : worthless


think the world of

idiom

Definition of think the world of

: to think very highly of (someone)

Word by Word Definitions

think play
  1. : to form or have in the mind

  2. : to have as an intention

  3. : to have as an opinion

  1. : an act of thinking

  1. : relating to, requiring, or stimulating thinking

world play
  1. : the earthly state of human existence

  2. : life after death

  3. : the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

  1. : of or relating to the world

  2. : extending or found throughout the world : worldwide

  3. : involving or applying to part of or the whole world


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