chew something over

chew over

1. To discuss something at length. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chew" and "over." I've chewed the job offer over with many people, but I still haven't decided what to do.
2. To contemplate something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chew" and "over." I've been chewing over this job offer for days, but I still haven't decided what to do.
3. To scold or address one harshly or angrily. A noun or pronoun can be used between "chew" and "over." The boss is totally going to chew us over if he hears that we lost that big client.
See also: chew, over

chew something over

1. tv. to talk something over. Why don’t we do lunch sometime and chew this over?
2. tv. to think something over. I’ll have to chew it over for a while. I’m not sure now.
See also: chew, over, something