food for thought


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food for thought

Something to consider. That meeting really gave me food for thought—I might invest in their company after all.
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food for thought

Fig. something for someone to think about; issues to be considered. Your essay has provided me with some interesting food for thought. My adviser gave me some food for thought about job opportunities.
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food for thought

An idea or issue to ponder, as in That interesting suggestion of yours has given us food for thought. This metaphoric phrase, transferring the idea of digestion from the stomach to mulling something over in the mind, dates from the late 1800s, although the idea was also expressed somewhat differently at least three centuries earlier.
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food for thought

COMMON If something gives you food for thought, it makes you think very hard about an issue. This Italian trip gave us all much food for thought. It was poor Alan dying like that, gave me food for thought.
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food for thought

something that warrants serious consideration or reflection.
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food for ˈthought

an event, a remark, a fact, etc. which should be considered very carefully because it is interesting, important, etc: The lectures were very interesting and gave much food for thought.
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Food For Thought is now looking to expand the initiative and take children on regular visits to farms so they can see exactly where their school dinners are coming from.
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The Food for Thought Campaign, which was run in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council, was devised to support all those within the ethnic communities who are involved in the manufacture, preparation and serving of food, by providing on-site training on the issues that affect the success of their businesses.
We hope it will provide considerable food for thought.
But my book Food For Thought tells the truth about this vital medical subject.
residents are treated to a three-course special event known as Food for Thought.
This work is a must-read for Reformation historians, theologians, and New Testament scholars and offers much food for thought.
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However, that would inhibit me from saying that there is indeed plenty of food for thought, and a lot to chew on, in this very interesting book.
Much more than food for thought, Mowat has provided a banquet.
It is usually a good idea to offer readers fresh interpretations of familiar forms, and Hollingsworth's solid work will present much good food for thought.
The new survey, commissioned by credit card firm Visa, has given experts food for thought.