give somebody something to think about

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

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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