weigh your words
weigh (one's) words
1. To choose what one says carefully. Weigh your words when you talk to the boss—this is a situation you need to finesse.
2. To think about what one else has said. I've been weighing his words all day, trying to figure out what he meant.
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weigh your ˈwordscarefully choose the words you use when you speak or write: He spoke very slowly, weighing his words.
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