give pause to (one)

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give pause to (one)

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 pause to me.
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give pause to someone (or give someone pause (for thought)

cause someone to think carefully or hesitate before doing something.
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"I think a lot of the leaders are saying the right things and some are saying things that do give pause to us," she said.
I think a lot of the leaders are saying the right things and some are saying things that do give pause to us....We're going to do all that we can within our power to basically try to influence outcomes.