give (one) food for thought

(redirected from gave food for thought)

give (one) food for thought

To give one something to consider. That meeting really gave me food for thought—I might invest in their company after all.
See also: food, give, thought
References in classic literature ?
It was the note which the family had taken to sounding on the mention of the Countess Olenska's name, since she had surprised and inconvenienced them by remaining obdurate to her husband's advances; but on May's lips it gave food for thought, and Archer looked at her with the sense of strangeness that sometimes came over him when she was most in the tone of her environment.
Karnad also said that though nowadays there are more stories on television, much of it is substandard whereas earlier stories told by one's grandmother not only served a binding social function within the home but also gave food for thought.
THE Pope gave food for thought with his recent observations about a war on terrorists.
NEW Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb has signalled the Wales Office is poised to change its attitude to devolution - saying the UK Government's second loss in the Supreme Court over Welsh laws "gave food for thought" on how the settlement should develop.
It certainly gave food for thought ahead of season-ticket renewal time.
But he gave food for thought at Trent Bridge as he helped Notts to a 10-runs win over Warwickshire.
IAM not about to get the holiday snaps out, but a recent trip to Florida certainly gave food for thought about the state of greyhound racing in the USA and there are definite parallels about their battle to remain in the public and betting consciousness to that currently being faced by British tracks.
gave food for thought as delegates consumed their full English breakfasts in the Cathedral''s Western Rooms.
It certainly gave food for thought for Nicky Henderson, trainer of both Punjabi and Zaynar, while Khyber Kim's handler Nigel Twiston-Davies can now start poring over exactly the same races in the programme book.
Ironically given his chosen name, Mr Apples (pictured, who began by explaining why he changed his surname to Apples to tie-in with his favourite prop) also gave food for thought and brought the conference to a lively close.
Lerner gave food for thought when he was asked to contribute to a book of celebrity recipes to bolster funds for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
I VERY much hope that South African farm worker Ger truida Baar tman gave food for thought to the bosses of Tesco when she spoke at the supermarket's AGM (Daily Mirror, July 8).
Dining out also gave food for thought. My elegant lunch at Aquavitae, a quaint riverside Italian restaurant on Folly Bridge, deserved an honorary degree for the salad, pasta and wine list.