think of the children


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think of the children

Consider how a particular course of action will affect young people. The phrase is often used in a panicked way, to draw attention or support to a cause. Think of the children—if they don't have a park to play in, they will turn to unsavory activities instead. We need to band together to discourage drunk driving. Think of the children!
See also: children, of, think
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And think of the children and how they need to understand that their precious freedom was won at the cost of many lives given in service to their country.
Project co-ordinator Sue Wileman, who works in the systems department, said: "It's nice to think of the children at Christmas.