think fit (to do something)

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think fit (to do something)

To consider (doing something) appropriate or desirable. Hopefully the boss thinks fit to give us some extra time off for the holidays. Overall, I love having the flexibility to work the hours that I think fit.
See also: fit, think
References in classic literature ?
Indeed it is as much the business of the legislator as anything else, to banish every indecent expression out of the state: for from a permission to speak whatever is shameful, very quickly arises the doing it, and this particularly with young people: for which reason let them never speak nor hear any such thing: but if it appears that any freeman has done or said anything that is forbidden before he is of age to be thought fit to partake of the common meals, let him be punished by disgrace and stripes; but if a person above that age does so, let him be treated as you would a slave, on account of his being infamous.
Some while after, she thought fit to go into the forbidden precinct of Zeus, not knowing the law, and being pursued by her own son and the Arcadians, was about to be killed because of the said law; but Zeus delivered her because of her connection with him and put her among the stars, giving her the name Bear because of the misfortune which had befallen her.
Her name was Aldonza Lorenzo, and upon her he thought fit to confer the title of Lady of his Thoughts; and after some search for a name which should not be out of harmony with her own, and should suggest and indicate that of a princess and great lady, he decided upon calling her Dulcinea del Toboso -she being of El Toboso- a name, to his mind, musical, uncommon, and significant, like all those he had already bestowed upon himself and the things belonging to him.
Is it thus you evince your gratitude to our master Pompeius, who, in his condescension, has thought fit to listen to your idolatrous importunities?
It is you that taught him this lesson, for which you have been well rewarded in this world, as I doubt not your disciple will soon be in the other."--"I know not what you mean by reward," said Square; "but if you hint at that pitiful memorial of our friendship, which he hath thought fit to bequeath me, I despise it; and nothing but the unfortunate situation of my circumstances should prevail on me to accept it."
Everyone, his mother, his brother, everyone thought fit to interfere in the affairs of his heart.
In fact, she let the actors do each scene as they thought fit to make it look realistic.
Because of this it can take over your entire herb bed, border, or wherever you thought fit to plant that innocent looking little herb!
"When me and my old man first got th'gither, he thought fit to serenade me outside the stairhead lavvy with a sheet of Izal toilet paper, folded and blown through his oily old comb!
I remember the UK before Europe and although everything wasn't hunky dory, at least we had borders and let in who we thought fit to benefit the nation.
To the idiots, who thought fit to shout 'jump', let's hope this never happens to a friend or relative of yours.
"It is appalling that the council has thought fit to undermine us and our colleagues in the voluntary sector.
The club's statement added: "It reflects badly on football that the only action which the FA has thought fit to take was to charge Barnsley FC's manager with misconduct in relation to alleged verbal abuse towards a match official, while violent conduct has gone unpunished."
"What does it say about the United Nations," commented British human rights agitator Alex de Waal in Rwanda's aftermath, "that not a single official thought fit to resign over the first indisputable genocide since the UN Charter was signed?"
I FIND it incredible that the schedulers have thought fit to take Nice Guy Eddie off after just one series.