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British pronunciation/θˈɪŋk twˈaɪs/
American pronunciation/θˈɪŋk twˈaɪs/
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to think about something very carefully before doing it

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to [think] twice definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "think twice" and when to use it?

The idiom "think twice" has its origins in the idea of being cautious and considerate before making a decision. It highlights the importance of taking a moment to reevaluate one's choices to avoid hasty or regrettable actions. This idiom is widely used in everyday language to encourage prudence, especially in situations where a hasty decision could lead to negative outcomes.

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These foods are potentially dangerous, yet nobody thinks twice before handing them out to their loved ones.
Why are women thinking twice about motherhood?
Her excitement over the vacation package ran away with her, and she booked it without thinking twice.
Before quitting your job, you should think twice about the financial implications.
If he picks a fight, I'll fill him in and make sure he thinks twice next time.
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