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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It is not to be wondered at, therefore, that Archibald's remark about his fiancee coming to live at Cape Pleasant should give him food for thought. It appealed to him.
But Kathy has some admissions of her own that give him food for thought.
But a guaranteed starting berth will give him food for thought.
THE silence that greeted most of Gordon Brown's speech to the Trades Union Congress should give him food for thought.
If we get promoted, that will certainly give him food for thought about prolonging his career here