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weigh someone's words
1. Fig. to consider carefully what someone says. I listened to what he said, and I weighed his words very carefully. Everyone was weighing his words. None of us knew exactly what he meant.
2. Fig. to consider one's own words carefully when speaking. I always weigh my words when I speak in public. John was weighing his words carefully because he didn't want to be misunderstood.
weigh your words
to think carefully about what you will say I had weighed my words because I didn't want any confusion over what I intended to do.
weigh your wordsalso weigh each word
to think carefully about something before you say it Jake explained the reasons for his decision, weighing each word as he spoke.