think better of it doing something

think better of it doing something
think ˈbetter of it/of doing sth idiom
to decide not to do sth after thinking further about it
Syn: reconsider

Rosie was about to protest but thought better of it.

Main entry:thinkidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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