not think of (something)

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not think of (something)

1. To not conceive of an idea. I didn't think of that—good idea! When I asked him why he didn't just use his spare key, he said he just hadn't thought of it.
2. To not consider something in a particular way. I know many people consider her response to be disingenuous, but I don't think of it that way. He doesn't think of it as fraud, but rather as recording profits "creatively."
3. To not remember something. Sorry, I didn't think of the milk when I was at the store.
See also: not, of, think
References in classic literature ?
You are already two too many for me; can you not think of something better?
Could you not think of something to do such as voluntary work, coming up with a business of your own or spending time with people you love?
The beer and wine will have gone down a treat over Christmas - but why not think of something different to see in the New Year?