not think of (doing something)

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not think of (doing something)

1. To not conceive of the idea of doing something. Ah, I didn't think of restarting the computer to fix the issue. I'll try that now. When I asked him why he didn't just use his spare key, he said he just hadn't thought of doing that.
2. To refuse to consider doing something. I wouldn't think of getting a tattoo like that on my neck! We won't think of agreeing to a deal that is so ethically questionable.
3. To not remember to do something. Sorry, I didn't think of getting milk while I was at the store.
See also: not, of, think

not ˈthink of something/of doing something

(used with wouldn’t, couldn’t, won’t or can’t) definitely not do something; never do something: I wouldn’t think of buying one of those ugly modern houses.
See also: not, of, something, think
References in classic literature ?
I also ordered him to bury the horrid remains of their barbarous feast, which I could not think of doing myself; nay, I could not bear to see them if I went that way; all which he punctually performed, and effaced the very appearance of the savages being there; so that when I went again, I could scarce know where it was, otherwise than by the corner of the wood pointing to the place.
But Lee said he is definitely "addicted to it," and does not think of doing the sport just as a hobby.
A "staycation" affords you all the time to do things in your hometown that you normally might not think of doing.
But I did not think of doing a lifestyle questionnaire to be honest.
I hope the American people do not think of doing the same ritual with Hilary Clinton when she runs for the presidency next year.
But I could not think of doing anything but what I have done.
And he was more than glad that she did, as he could not think of doing anything else now.
Even those that were corrupt before would not think of doing anything wrong now," the Libyan delegate said.
Leander Paes once said he played sport because he loved it and could not think of doing anything else.
They do things which you would not think of doing or things they don't have to do.
While we would not think of doing anything which would affect Celtic financially, the same cannot be said of the other clubs.
This entitlement assumes the right to take what is indigenous, with complete disregard for Native peoples, in a manner in which the perpetrators would not think of doing so easily with other traditions.
So with 7DAYS, let's not think of doing good to our Mother Earth only on Earth Day but every day of the year.
Speaking like this to my parents would have provoked a reaction of complete and utter shock,not to mention retribution,ensuring that you did not think of doing it again.
Somebody else told me I always look on the bright side whereas other people my age would not think of doing things because they would think they were too old.