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mull something over

to think about something; to ponder or worry about something. That's an interesting idea, but I'll have to mull it over. I'll mull over your suggestions and reply to you next week.

mull over something

also mull something over
to think carefully about something for a period of time She asked me what I thought about her idea, and I said I would have to mull it over. Bill mulled over the pros and cons of this job offer.

mull over

Ponder, think about, as in She mulled over the offer for some time and then turned it down. [Late 1800s]
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He's got a long history in the State Department, on everything from sensitive political missions to organizational matters, but he also has got very good knowledge on Iran," Richard Nephew, a former State Department official who worked with Mull on sanctions-related matters, told Politico.
The Isle of Mull Hotel now has a 17m stainless steel effort (because tiles crack and attract more germs, requiring more chlorine).
Perched atop a hill overlooking the island's main port, the hotel offers the perfect stopping point for your West Coast holiday, giving you the opportunity to sample the unspoiled nature of the island, as well as the perfect base to discover more of Mull.
The ferry trip also offers some stunning views as you sail out of Oban, with the ostentatious McCaig's Tower in full view, Kerrera and across the Sound of Mull, with ancient castles to look out for, in particular Duart Castle.
The ferry trip also offers some wondrous views as you sail out of Oban with its glorious McCaig's Tower in full view, around Kerrera and across the Sound of Mull, with castles to look, particularly Duart Castle, the stronghold of the clan MacLean (from which I am descended
Donna Mull, a human resource specialist with USDA Rural Development in Georgia, was able to draw upon her expertise and "people skills" during the assignment.
Still, the series doesn't have the national profile that it could and certainly hasn't risen to the enormous success of other fantasy series, such as "Harry Potter" or "Twilight," Mull says.
To date, Mull Of Kintyre has sired four stakes winners, headed by the Irish 2,000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes winner Araafa and Group 3 winner La Dancia.
Flames broke out Tuesday afternoon on state-owned land bordering the Hungry Valley State Recreation Area off-highway park, at Peace Valley Road, west of Interstate 5, Mull said.
Mull of Kintyre Vintage was introduced to Waitrose as a special purchase item in March this year and, since then, has established its position as a bestseller.
Richard Mull, a former chief electrician, says that management told him, "The most your health insurance will be for the rest of your life will be $16" per month.
The men, aged 36 and 45 and from Lancashire, were arrested on the Isle of Mull after allegedly acting suspiciously near the nests of rare white- tailed sea eagles.
Hoosier Lottery hires comedian Martin Mull who once said he likes baseball because "I'll never have to go to Indianapolis.