Give him pause for thought - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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give (one) pause for thought
To cause one to take a moment to consider something. I'd love to buy a house, but the fact that I'd have to completely deplete my savings account to do it gives me pause for thought.
give (somebody) pause for ˈthought,
give (somebody) ˈpause (formal) make somebody think seriously about something or hesitate before doing something: His remarks on the conditions in our prisons gave me pause for thought. Until that moment I’d never realized things were so bad.
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The change to Bermuda grass will give him pause for thought
, but going back to a happy hunting ground is bound to excite.
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THE DIKLER is reluctant to put his head above the parapet when it comes to the 48-hour declarations issue, but events at the weekend did give him pause for thought