think better of

think better of
HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT, think twice about, think again about, change one's mind about; reconsider, decide against; informal get cold feet about.
think

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phrasal
: to reconsider and make a better decision

started to protest but thought better of it — Irwin Shaw

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think better of
1. To revise one's decision about, esp to decide against
2. To have a higher opinion of
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Main Entry:better
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think better of
1. To change one's mind about (doing something) on reflection
2. To feel more approval for
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Main Entry:think

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decide not to do (something) after reconsideration

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think better of — see think, 1
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Main Entry:better
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think better of
: to decide not to do (something) after thinking further about it

She was going to make a comment but thought better of it.

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Main Entry:think

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