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ponder on (something)

To give great consideration to something; to ruminate or think about something very deeply. We sat pondering on various ways to improve our business model when Janet suddenly came up with a brilliant idea. Well, your review has certainly given me plenty to ponder on.
See also: on, ponder

worth pondering

Deserving of consideration. A: "I did so well on my report card that I think I should be allowed to borrow the car tomorrow night." B: "Hmm, it's worth pondering."
See also: ponder, worth
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ponder (up)on something

to think on something; to consider something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Ponder upon this awhile. See what you come up with. I need to ponder on this.
See also: on, ponder
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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