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give cause for (something)

To justify something. The news that Callie's cancer was in remission gave cause for us to celebrate.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

give cause for something

to serve as a just cause for something; to warrant something. Your comments give cause for further investigation. I didn't give cause for you to worry so much.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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