come to think of it

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come to think of it

A set phrase used when one has had a sudden realization. Yeah, come to think of it, Dave was at the party, too. I know a faster route we can take, come to think of it.
See also: come, of, think

come to think of it

I just remembered. Come to think of it, I know someone who can help. I have a screwdriver in the trunk of my car, come to think of it.
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come to think of it

Remember or consider on reflection. For example, Come to think of it, I've got to send in my order now, or I was going to lend him a saw, but come to think of it, he already has one. [First half of 1800s]
See also: come, of, think

come to think of it

COMMON People say come to think of it to show that they have suddenly realized something. He was his distant relative, as was everyone else on the island, come to think of it. In fact, come to think of it, I'd not heard Charley mention either of them before.
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come to think of it

said when an idea or point occurs to you while you are speaking.
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come to ˈthink of it

(also ˈthinking about it) (informal) said when you suddenly remember or realize something: I first met her in 1997. No, come to think of it, it was 1996.
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come to think of it

Informal
When one considers the matter; on reflection: Come to think of it, that road back there was the one we were supposed to take.
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References in classic literature ?
And if there's any light to be got up the yard as you talk on, we've need of it i' this world, and I'd be glad on it myself, if you could bring it back.
If he hadn't lost his mind he wasn't muck short of it.
That's so, Tom--I never heard the like of it before.
With what he had in his soul, he felt sore and uncomfortable in the restaurant, in the midst of private rooms where men were dining with ladies, in all this fuss and bustle; the surroundings of bronzes, looking glasses, gas, and waiters--all of it was offensive to him.
And there's no one I could speak of it to, except you.
Jo sat as if blandly unconcious of it all, with deportment like Maud's face, `icily regular, splendidly null'.
You will get on the best, but I shall have the liveliest time of it.
But the long and the short of it is--I'll have nobody in my night-school that doesn't strive to learn what he comes to learn, as hard as if he was striving to get out of a dark hole into broad daylight.
It saves a vast of bother--and back of it all, God is good.
I'm too deep in this thing, and I may have to get out of it quick.
I had never seen it once, indeed I had never been in Volkovo, and had only heard stories of it.
It wasn't any too good there, and I had three years of it.
Now, whilst I think of it, we got to hunt up something to make a saw out of the first chance we get.
There was a fuss betwixt Major-General Tommy Drake and Lieutenant-Colonel Agnes Frisbie, and he snatched her doll away, which is made of white kid stuffed with sawdust, and tore every rag of its clothes off, right before them all, and is under arrest, and the charge is conduct un - "
I should be so loath for 'em to buy it at the Golden Lion," said the poor woman, her heart swelling, and the tears coming,--"my teapot as I bought when I was married, and to think of its being scratched, and set before the travellers and folks, and my letters on it,--see here, E.