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reflect on

Consider or think carefully about, as in She reflected on her country's role in history. [ c. 1600 ]
A closely related phrase is on due reflection, meaning “after careful consideration.” For example, On due reflection I decided to vote for the incumbent.
reflect on one. Give evidence of one's qualities, as in The hasty preparation of this report will reflect on you. [ Second half of 1600s ]
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