give thought to (something)

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give thought to (something)

To consider, reflect upon, or think hard about something. Often used with modifiers such as "any," "some," "a little," etc. Have you given any thought to my proposal? Marian gave some thought to the company's excess costs and determined that the number of employees had to be reduced for them to survive.
See also: give, thought

give some thought to something

to think about something; to devote some time to thinking about something. After I have had time to give some thought to the matter, I will call you.
See also: give, thought
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China hopes the EU will give thought to the overall China-EU economic and trade relations and uphold principles of free trade when handling the two cases, he added.
At a time when organisations are feeling under pressure, Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan and Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern, are urging those living in the region to give thought to smaller charities.
The fine new shops being built could give thought to providing a small rest room.
There is every reason now to freshen the internet photo portfolio, even take some seasonal photographs to show the house in present light; give thought to changes in the text and, of course, have a further detailed look at pricing.
We have to give thought to this before the start of the next commitment period, on 1 January 2013.
Talking to journalists after a meeting of MQM's parliamentary party held to give thought to the issue, Muttahida leader Faisal Sabzwari said their viewpoint on Commissioner System is quite clear and any decisions in this regard should be taken up keeping in view the 18th Amendment.
The rebels must give thought to protecting overall public interests.
Jailing Cole for 15 months, Judge Keith Thomas described Cole as a persistent confidence trickster and told her: "You do not give thought to the circumstances of anyone other than yourself.
Those seeking to channel that energy into productive discussion of reform of government might give thought to cracking open the history books in the days ahead.
Few people give thought to where the tomato, apple or walnuts in their salad came from.
PLEASE could everyone reading this give thought to becoming a bone marrow donor?
I can't help but to think it behooves every pilot to give thought to his/her skill level with summer upon us.
Saudi businessmen want to pay Saudi employees the same salary employees from developing countries earn; they also want Saudi employees to accept the same incentives that foreign workers are given and do not give thought to the cost of living in the Kingdom, which - compared to the cost of living in the home countries of foreign workers - is very high.
Charles Peters ("Tilting at Windmills," November) may wish to give thought to a couple of things in his consideration of the pros and cons of Wal-Mart.
It is about time that magistrates who have continually failed to respond to his criminality began to give thought to the victims and not the perpetrators of the crimes.