give (somebody) pause for thought


give (somebody) pause for thought
give (sb) ˈpause idiom
(BrE also give (sb) pause for ˈthought) (formal) to make sb think seriously about sth or hesitate before doing sth

Popular resistance to the measures should give the government pause.

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