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worth pondering

Deserving of consideration. A: "I did so well on my report card that I think I should be allowed to borrow the car tomorrow night." B: "Hmm, it's worth pondering."
See also: ponder, worth

ponder (up)on something

to think on something; to consider something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Ponder upon this awhile. See what you come up with. I need to ponder on this.
See also: on, ponder
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The phrase still will not leave me alone: "But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.
Reg ordered no peso, no note-veto, no nose," pondered Roger.
As I pondered this notion in my not-quite-immaculate office, I felt a slight sense of relief.
As the vessel moved toward the skyline, headed for a Southwest Asia mission, we pondered something we had not expected.
Once again, Ryan pondered the question of whether he would pitch again.
In fact, if you have a question you'd like pondered, just contact Gloria Gordon, CWO editor.
Lowered skin resistance to a mild electric current-a bodily sign of anxiety-occurred in controls as they pondered choosing cards from the riskier decks, even before they were consciously aware of which decks to avoid.
He has intimately studied and pondered the letters, over five hundred of which were written by Michelangelo and hundreds to or about him; he has mulled over the poems, and pondered the paintings and drawings.