give cause for

give cause for (something)

To justify something. The news that Callie's cancer was in remission gave cause for us to celebrate.
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give cause for something

to serve as a just cause for something; to warrant something. Your comments give cause for further investigation. I didn't give cause for you to worry so much.
See also: cause, for, give
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ouija Board continues to give cause for optimism amongst her backers ahead of tomorrow's Dubai Sheema Classic after trainer Ed Dunlop issued another positive bulletin over her wellbeing.
Only three convictions for so-called "shaken baby syndrome" deaths have been found to give cause for concern, the Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith said yesterday.
The 'he' in question is always a striker who has a relatively simple chance to convert, most often a one-on-one with the keeper, but never an absolute tap-in, which wouldn't give cause for such self-important squawking in the aftermath.
Following its probe, however, EFSA did conclude "that the presence of ITX in foods, whilst undesirable, does not give cause for health concern at the levels reported" by the food and packaging industry.
or remain illegally in the United States." That should give cause for serious heartburn the next time you, an American citizen, are subjected to a humiliating search at the airport.
He is described as a man of high intellect and acute sensitivity to those with views that differ from his own, A survivor of September 11 in Manhattan, Archbishop Williams has spoken and written extensively of his experience, in words which, if analogously applied to the church, give cause for optimism about the tone of his leadership.
The scientists concluded that the "possible negative tong-term effects of cloning, as welt as the high incidence of spontaneous abortion and abnormal birth of cloned animals, give cause for concern."
Further, ponds at that latitude haven't seen enough UV-C since Pangaea to give cause for consideration.
THE tactics used by North Wales Police against 10,000 law abiding, tax paying members of the general public who just happen to ride motorcycles recently should give cause for concern to the citizens of North Wales.
Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, said: "These pictures give cause for serious concern.
TyreSafe says that the "dramatic" results of the tyre company's survey - almost three times the national average ( "give cause for concern".
Perrin said the condition of Dr Charlesworth's wife, Eve, is continuing to give cause for concern.
But the experiences Michael Kelly has brought back from his three-week spell as part of the international relief effort should give cause for just that emotion.
Margaret Pullin of the Royal College of Nursing said: "At the moment the thought of 36 per cent of Glasgow acute beds going does give cause for concern."