mull over

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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]