give (one) something to think about

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give (one) something to think about

To act in a way that reveals anger toward one, perhaps by threatening or talking harshly to one. Did he really steal my porch furniture? Oh, I'm going to give that guy give something to think about!
See also: give, something, think, to
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give somebody something to ˈthink about

(informal) do or say something to somebody which shows how angry or determined you are: This letter will give him something to think about.
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Let's go and win the title in our new stadium!" Bayern may yet give him something to think about.
Grands Crus found three-time World Hurdle winner Big Buck's too tough a nut to crack at the Festivals in the spring, and now Pipe is hoping Dynaste can at least give him something to think about.
Federer has been handed a relatively straightforward passage to the last eight, though Bernard Tomic, Ryan Harrison or Marin Cilic could give him something to think about in the third round.
That should give him something to think about when he begins his sentence.
"I want to remind the manager [Micky Adams] what I can do and give him something to think about. Obviously I want to play more but I've just got to keep my head down and work hard.
The Only Boss is unexposed and hails from a top yard, but I fancy Midnight Martini to give him something to think about today.
No major negatives, except to say this is the day we find out if he is a genuine Triumph Hurdle contender and there are one or two in the line-up that will give him something to think about Conclusion If they back him and he is shorter than his forecast odds, I might want to oppose him MW