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food for thought

Something to consider. That meeting really gave me food for thought—I might invest in their company after all.
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food for thought

Fig. something for someone to think about; issues to be considered. Your essay has provided me with some interesting food for thought. My adviser gave me some food for thought about job opportunities.
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food for thought

An idea or issue to ponder, as in That interesting suggestion of yours has given us food for thought. This metaphoric phrase, transferring the idea of digestion from the stomach to mulling something over in the mind, dates from the late 1800s, although the idea was also expressed somewhat differently at least three centuries earlier.
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food for thought

COMMON If something gives you food for thought, it makes you think very hard about an issue. This Italian trip gave us all much food for thought. It was poor Alan dying like that, gave me food for thought.
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food for thought

something that warrants serious consideration or reflection.
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food for ˈthought

an event, a remark, a fact, etc. which should be considered very carefully because it is interesting, important, etc: The lectures were very interesting and gave much food for thought.
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food for thought

Something to ponder. This metaphor, which implies that the mind can chew or digest an idea, dates from the early nineteenth century, although words to that effect were cited by Erasmus in his Adagia of the sixteenth century (“Nor try to put courteous conversation into the minds of impudent men, for speech is the food of thought”). The modern cliché was used by Mark Twain (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, 1889): “There was food for thought there.”
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Always a good source of thought-provoking work, lives or ideas, the great books have enough food for thought in them to provide a university education.
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But it does provide food for thought about the importance of childhood in musical development.
Although written long ago they give us food for thought and enhance our reflections of the past and invigorate our tasks for what lies ahead.
For those who want to explore their own spirituality, it is a sure source of food for thought. For those who simply want to enjoy some classical Persian poetry, there may be better translations available, although they are not likely to contain a wider or more representative selection of poems.
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I read Rita Baum's letter "Likes Wiretapping" in the March 6, issue, in which she scolds THE NEW AMERICAN for being against unregulated wiretapping, and I would like to offer some food for thought.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT When researchers examined PD spending in five urban districts, they found that most PD programs were funded from non-local sources, fostering the implication that PD is an "extra," included when funding is available and not an integral part of the work of the school.
politics, education, diplomacy, medicine, business, the media." Whether or not you agree with him, this riveting work is excellent food for thought. Perhaps in the final analysis, he is basing his evaluation of mumbo jumbo on the bedrock of a former mumbo jumbo.