mull over(redirected from mulls over)
To ponder or consider something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mull" and "over." I need some time to mull over the options before I pick one.
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mull something over
to think about something; to ponder or worry about something. That's an interesting idea, but I'll have to mull it over. I'll mull over your suggestions and reply to you next week.
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Ponder, think about, as in She mulled over the offer for some time and then turned it down. [Late 1800s]
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