think something through

think something through
think (something) through to consider something carefully, esp. before making an important decision.

We can't afford a mistake, so think things through and make sure you have everything ready.

You should think through all these questions before you send your proposal to a publisher.

Usage notes: also used in the form think out something:

He's trying to think out all the options available before deciding on one.

I totally rewrote the entries for "think out/through" and added "think over"--SL, 2/03

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • think something through — consider all the possible effects or implications of something they had failed to think the policy through * * * ˌthink sthˈthrough derived to consider a problem or a possible course of action fully Main entry: ↑thinkderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌthink sth ˈthrough — phrasal verb to consider the facts about something in an organized and thorough way Have you had time to think things through?[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • think something out (or through) — consider something in all its aspects before taking action. → think …   English new terms dictionary

  • think through — 1. To solve by a process of thought 2. To project and consider all the possible consequences, problems, etc relating to (some course of action) • • • Main Entry: ↑think * * * ˌthink ˈthrough [transitive] [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • think through — think (something) through to consider something carefully, esp. before making an important decision. We can t afford a mistake, so think things through and make sure you have everything ready. You should think through all these questions before… …   New idioms dictionary

  • get something through your thick head — get something into/through/your thick head/skull/informal phrase to start understanding something This expression is used when you are angry and you think someone is being stupid Will you get it into your thick head that I’m not coming! Thes …   Useful english dictionary

  • see at something through somebody's eyes — see, look at, etc. sth through sb s eyes idiom to think about or see sth the way that another person sees it • Try looking at it through her eyes for a change. • Events are seen through the eyes of a Polish refugee. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • look at something through somebody's eyes — see, look at, etc. sth through sb s eyes idiom to think about or see sth the way that another person sees it • Try looking at it through her eyes for a change. • Events are seen through the eyes of a Polish refugee. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • think — think1 W1S1 [θıŋk] v past tense and past participle thought [θo:t US θo:t] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(opinion/belief)¦ 2¦(use your mind)¦ 3¦(have an idea)¦ 4¦(remember)¦ 5¦(consider somebody/something)¦ 6 think of/about doing something 7 think twice 8 think… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • think — think1 [ θıŋk ] (past tense and past participle thought [ θɔt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 believe something is true ▸ 2 have particular opinion ▸ 3 consider facts carefully ▸ 4 have something in your mind ▸ 5 remember someone/something ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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