give (one) food for thought

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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.
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From the feedback received the students had a really enjoyable day and it gave them food for thought concerning their future careers."
Following a very successful week at the summer camp which gave the Academy coaches a chance to have a closer look at his skills, ability and power it gave them food for thought.
Substitute Steve Thompson's strike eight minutes from time gave them food for thought.
And he gave them food for thought by grabbing a 90th minute winner at the Carlisle Grounds.
Nuns went down 25-9 at Sharmans Cross Road, but they were in with a shout until a late flurry of points left the National Division One side with a flattering margin of victory and - aiming at a promotion run next season - it gave them food for thought.