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think twice (before doing something)

to consider carefully whether one should do something; to be cautious about doing something. You should think twice before quitting your job. That's a serious decision, and you should certainly think twice.
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think twice

1. Reconsider something, weigh something carefully, as in I've got to think twice before spending that much on a car. [Late 1800s]
2. not think twice. Take no notice, not worry about, as in She didn't think twice about flying off to Europe with a day's notice. [Mid-1900s]
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think twice

COMMON If you think twice about doing something, you consider it again and usually decide not to do it. She'd better shut her mouth and from now on think twice before saying stupid things. If they don't enjoy the experience, they will think twice before they visit again. Note: If you say that someone doesn't think twice or wouldn't think twice about doing something, you mean that they would do it without hesitating. Plenty of villains don't think twice about hitting a woman.
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think twice

To weigh something carefully: I'd think twice before spending all that money on clothes.
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While those who are not cycling enthusiasts may not think twice about the type, location or security of bike racks, riders could be alienated if no thought or effort is put into bike parking at the commercial buildings where they work.
The United States did not think twice before invading Iraq and Afghanistan.
They would not think twice about undermining the democratic fabric of our society and government, substituting our way of life with an iron militarised grip if given half a chance.
It then goes on to warn people that despite their loving nature the birds have a thuggish side and will not think twice about attacking people.
I cascaded into a very, very, dark place, the darkest mental place I have ever been" Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, below, on taking "skunk" cannabis as part of a laboratory experiment "If it was one of my sons and I, left in the jungle, I'd insist he ate me" TV adventurer Bear Grylls who said he would not think twice about eating human flesh "Not all Tories are bastards" Comedian Ben Elton, a Labour supporter "What is required is to be dignified.
al-Baghdadi is known as a ruthless leader who does not think twice before eliminating opponents.
Kurtis Jordan Forrest "You might walk past a homeless person and not think twice about it but they are real people, just like us.
I would not think twice about home educating any child born into this generation.
The Blues have Jagielka fit again but Martinez will not think twice about asking 19-year-old Stones to keep Newcastle United at bay tonight.
The Blues have captain Phil Jagielka fit again but Martinez will not think twice about asking 19-year-old Stones to keep Newcastle United at bay tonight.
STRANRAER captain Frank McKeown did not think twice about playing in his side's Scottish Cup clash against Clyde despite spending the previous night on the Clutha rescue operation.
The fact the top IPS officer did not think twice before letting out information that should otherwise be confidential, shows that in this season of mudslinging, anything goes.
If you're like most Americans, you're busier than ever and you may not think twice about putting off vehicle maintenance.
Moreover, the lawmaker deplored the state of silence facing the daily Israeli violations of Lebanese sovereignty, at the time that some parties do not think twice before complaining to the UN, the Arab League and International Security Council "when a shell is fired from Syria, but misses its target and lands in the Bek region.
He does not drink and is the nicest fella you could meet and would not think twice about helping someone.