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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

chew something over

 
1. Inf. to talk something over; to discuss something. We can chew it over at lunch. Why don't we do lunch sometime and chew over these matters?
2. and chew on something Fig. to think something over. I'll have to chew it over for a while. I'm not sure now. I have to chew on all this stuff for a day or two. Then I'll get back to you.
See also: chew, over
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chew over

v.
1. To think about or discuss something for a period of time: Your plan sounds good, but I'll have to chew it over. I chewed over the idea for a few days, but decided against it.
2. To criticize or berate someone strongly: They really chewed me over for forgetting to write the report. When we were kids, my parents would chew over all of us whenever we made a big mess.
See also: chew, over
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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