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think better of someone or something

to raise one's opinion of someone or something. I think better of him since I saw how well he does in the sales meetings. I hope that you will think better of the plan now.
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think better of something

to reconsider doing something and end up not doing it. I hope that you will think better of what you are doing and how many people you are hurting. I will think better of making such a careless remark next time.
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think better of something

to decide not to do something you had intended to do I nearly told him I was leaving, but then I thought better of it.
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think better of

Reconsider, change one's mind about, as in I hope you'll think better of it before you quit your job. [c. 1600]
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think better of

To change one's mind about (a course of action) after reconsideration: I almost bought an expensive watch, but then I thought better of it.
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think better of

To change one's mind about; reconsider.
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I have listened to the words of Roberto Carlos, Flavio Conceicao and even Panucci, and they have made me think better of moving," he added.
That may be so, but our leaders better think better of raiding ordinary family's finances again.
I hope that some publicity will make them think better of it.
We're doing everything we can at this eleventh hour to cause the governor to think better of his decision (to deny clemency),'' said Feldman, who recently gained notoriety for refusing to settle a malpractice lawsuit for $1 in a trial that he won.
Norwich was invented in a desperate bid to make us think better of Ipswich.
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I agree with those who say they were invented only so we would think better of flies, but always enjoyed using them as an example to those old girlfriends who said I was too small to be effective in the bedroom.