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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
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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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The phrase still will not leave me alone: "But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart." It goes on and on, over and over in my head until it becomes a command, "ponder the words in my heart." And somehow in the night's dark furnace I find the angel's words, which became the shepherd's words, which became the words that Mary pondered in her heart, and they get lodged in my heart, too.
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But for some months this column has pondered the significance of the fact that Allbaugh got the yeoman's assignment of running FEMA, whereas Rove, another longtime aide, gets to run the White House.
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He has intimately studied and pondered the letters, over five hundred of which were written by Michelangelo and hundreds to or about him; he has mulled over the poems, and pondered the paintings and drawings.
Lowered skin resistance to a mild electric current-a bodily sign of anxiety-occurred in controls as they pondered choosing cards from the riskier decks, even before they were consciously aware of which decks to avoid.