Gives one 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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It gives one pause for thought
that Harold Wilson settled for his book being titled 'The Governance of Britain', simply because he could not think of le mot juste.
The picture of these things gives one pause for thought