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second thoughts

Doubts, reconsiderations, or hesitations about a previous decision or commitment. I was so excited about moving to Europe, but now that it's almost time to go, I'm starting to have second thoughts. A: "Where's the bride?" B: "I don't know; maybe she had second thoughts."
See also: second, thought

*second thoughts (about someone or something)

new doubts about someone or something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I'm beginning to get second thoughts about Tom. You're giving me second thoughts about going there. I'm having second thoughts also.
See also: second, thought
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A few pet owners had acquired the snakeheads as exotic pets and then, apparently had second thoughts. The Washington Post interviewed one such man, Louis Galeano: "Galeano bought four snakeheads from a pet shop in Waldorf [Va.]," the Post reported, "kept them in a 35-gallon tank, and fed them 20 plump goldfish twice a week.
Thankfully, I began to have second thoughts about all that when I was 28.
But now concerns are growing that site owner Innogy might be having second thoughts about getting rid of the pipe.
Yet even the narrator is having second thoughts by the film's end.
Yet Holland has never wanted to be on the front lines, and the possibility of it has given him second thoughts about joining the military.
If the brave men and women from the First and Second World Wars, could have foreseen the country today and the resentment of our flag, they may have had second thoughts whether it was worth their sacrifices.
He then had second thoughts about shutting the engine down and immediately placed the starboard throttle back to idle, which successfully air-started the engine.
Aside from entertaining some, perhaps quiet, second thoughts about the quality of nursing care, facility management tends to blame the bed, or support surface, itself.
Members of theatre group Second Thoughts set up a 1940s kitchen with authentic food and utensils.
Cardinal Adrian Simonis, who has become the often unheeded conscience of his nation, still hopes that the senate may have second thoughts. The European Union has pointed out to the Netherlands that their euthanasia law conflicts with human rights.
Have you ever wondered why we use the term "cold feet" to describe someone experiencing second thoughts before a wedding?
But some council members may be having second thoughts. Charles Wallace, who voted in favor of the display, questioned spending taxpayer money on the case.
Indeed, the critique of prohibition is so familiar (at least in vague outline) to journalists, academics, and legal thinkers that people are not only having second thoughts about the drug laws, they are having second thoughts about their second thoughts.
"But I didn't have any second thoughts. I wanted to see this thing through."