give (one) pause for thought

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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.
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give (somebody) pause for ˈthought

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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.
See also: give, pause, thought
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Romeo struggles to make Juliet see Mac for what he really is, but it's the revelation that he hasn't booked the holiday he promised that finally gives her pause for thought.
Romeo struggles to make Juliet see Mac for what he really is, but it's the revelation that he hasn't booked the holiday he promised - rather than Jack's story about the school explosion - that finally gives her pause for thought. Can Mac get her back on side?