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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 (about something)

to consider something more carefully You may want to think twice before buying one of California's new earthquake insurance policies.
Usage notes: often used as a warning, and sometimes used in the form think twice before doing something: He said he is sorry and will think twice before giving such advice again.
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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

To weigh something carefully: I'd think twice before spending all that money on clothes.
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Think Twice monitors scholarly research studies and reports on public education issues and policies published by national as well as regional think tanks in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Truck drivers and vacationers should think twice about hitting the highways in Brazil, according to a recent study by a Brasilia-based non-governmental organization.
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If the individual will be in a low tax bracket at retirement or must use IRA money to pay the taxes on the conversion, he or she should think twice before converting to a Roth.
Telly rugby commentator Bill McLaren has kicked the anti-Devo Think Twice group into touch.
But when you know that the omelet is an expressway and the eggs are impoverished urban neighborhoods (as SoHo was when Moses proposed razing it for a thoroughfare running from Brooklyn to New Jersey), you have to think twice.
Travelers may think twice about stuffing their suitcases to the breaking point, but usually can justify piling in as much as possible.
The research, carried out by Newcastle University, shows drivers with electric cars think twice about whether journeys are really necessary.
Terry Fiske, 57, said: "The side roads are treacherous and the weather makes you think twice about going out and about.
West Midlands traffic police chiefs said they hoped the new law would make people think twice about making calls.
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PARENTS have been urged to think twice before buying toy guns for their children after one of them triggered an armed police alert in Bedworth.
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