chew the cud


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chew the cud

  (informal)
to think about something carefully and for a long time He sat chewing the cud all morning.
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chew the cud

Also, chew over. Ponder over, meditate, as in John tends to chew the cud before he answers, or Let me chew that over and let you know. The first term, first recorded in 1382, transfers the appearance of a patiently ruminating cow to a person deep in thought. The variant was first recorded in 1696.
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chew the cud

Slang
To ponder over; meditate.
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Animals with a split hoof and that also chew the cud are kosher animals.
Well, while I can sympathise with the cattle having to chew the cud, the bairns do look forward to going on the rides.
But while other pundits chew the cud over what the Scot does right or wrong, I have to say that I don't think fate is on Murray's side.
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So much talking has been done with regard to Bruce's future at Blues that, for the manager to finally get the chance to sit down and chew the cud with the prospective new owner over a bottle of red, a bowl of prawn crackers and a house special seems almost the stuff of anti-climax.
Mars helps you work, rest, play and chew the cud doesn't have much of a ring to it.
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If vegetarians want to chew the cud, more power to them.
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The Summit for the Future, Mike Whitby's grand hurrah, saw 160 of the usual suspects chew the cud about how to make Birmingham a great world city, blah, blah, blah.