think of the children


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think of the children

Consider how a particular course of action will affect young people. The phrase is often used in a panicked way, to draw attention or support to a cause. Think of the children—if they don't have a park to play in, they will turn to unsavory activities instead. We need to band together to discourage drunk driving. Think of the children!
See also: children, of, think
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'Don't think of big world leaders - think of the children who need health care
Stop to think of the children who won't enjoy a warm dinner on Christmas Day.
The council does not think of the children. It is obviously trying to save money and cut costs.
So whoever you are taking your dog for a walk, please clean it up - and think of the children who have to walk to school in that area.
I say to social workers: "Think of the children first.
Project co-ordinator Sue Wileman, who works in the systems department, said: "It's nice to think of the children at Christmas."