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second thought

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noun
  1. Often second thoughts. reservation about a previous action, position, decision, judgment, or the like: He had second thoughts about his decision.
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Idioms
  1. on second thought, after reconsideration: On second thought, I don't think I'll go.
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Origin of second thought

First recorded in 1625–35
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British Dictionary definitions for second thoughts

second thought

noun
  1. (usually plural) a revised opinion or idea on a matter already considered
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Idioms and Phrases with second thoughts

second thoughts

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