Gives us pause for thought - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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give (one) pause for thought
To cause one to take a moment to consider something. I'd love to buy a house, but the fact that I'd have to completely deplete my savings account to do it gives me pause for thought.
give (somebody) pause for ˈthought,
give (somebody) ˈpause (formal) make somebody think seriously about something or hesitate before doing something: His remarks on the conditions in our prisons gave me pause for thought. Until that moment I’d never realized things were so bad.
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DELHI is no stranger to accidents, but the recent crash which involved a valet at a five-star hotel crashing a Lamborghini Gallardo into a concrete wall gives us pause for thought
Tarantino manages to give us a movie that has many fascinating elements, is hugely entertaining and gives us pause for thought
about a time when slavery was the norm.