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think twice

To reconsider, be cautious about, or thoroughly contemplate something before committing to it. I'm going to sue them for everything they're worth—maybe then they'll think twice about trying to steal my ideas! Maybe we should think twice about investing so much money in a project we know so little about.
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think twice (before doing something)

to consider carefully whether one should do something; to be cautious about doing something. You should think twice before quitting your job. That's a serious decision, and you should certainly think twice.
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think twice about someone or something

to give careful consideration to someone or something. Ed may be a good choice, but I suggest that you think twice about him. You will want to think twice about it.
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think twice

1. Reconsider something, weigh something carefully, as in I've got to think twice before spending that much on a car. [Late 1800s]
2. not think twice. Take no notice, not worry about, as in She didn't think twice about flying off to Europe with a day's notice. [Mid-1900s]
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think twice

COMMON If you think twice about doing something, you consider it again and usually decide not to do it. She'd better shut her mouth and from now on think twice before saying stupid things. If they don't enjoy the experience, they will think twice before they visit again. Note: If you say that someone doesn't think twice or wouldn't think twice about doing something, you mean that they would do it without hesitating. Plenty of villains don't think twice about hitting a woman.
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think twice

consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it.
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(not) think ˈtwice about something/about doing something

(not) think carefully before deciding to do something; (not) hesitate: You should think twice about employing someone you’ve never met.If they offered me a job abroad, I wouldn’t think twice about taking it!
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think twice

To weigh something carefully: I'd think twice before spending all that money on clothes.
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think twice, to

To consider carefully before speaking or acting. It is an old idea, but this particular expression of it did not become widely used until the late nineteenth century. In his poem “Think Twice” (ca. 1885), Eugene F. Ware wrote, “Results are often grevious When people get too previous; ‘Think twice’ is good advice.”
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The Kerry South TD went on: "Many offivers find that when they give chase to suspects, very often the suspects will not think twice about ramming a vehicle.
While those who are not cycling enthusiasts may not think twice about the type, location or security of bike racks, riders could be alienated if no thought or effort is put into bike parking at the commercial buildings where they work.
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I cascaded into a very, very, dark place, the darkest mental place I have ever been" Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow, below, on taking "skunk" cannabis as part of a laboratory experiment "If it was one of my sons and I, left in the jungle, I'd insist he ate me" TV adventurer Bear Grylls who said he would not think twice about eating human flesh "Not all Tories are bastards" Comedian Ben Elton, a Labour supporter "What is required is to be dignified.