to think through

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - think through

"to think through"

to consider every detail and consequence carefully and thoroughly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - think through

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:   I really hate my job. I'm going to quit.

Colleague 2:  Have you considered all of the implications?  What will you do for money?  You won't be able to use this job as a reference.  It's harder to find a job when you are unemployed than when you are employed.

Colleague 1:  You're right.  I guess I didn't really think this through.  I will reconsider my decision carefully.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - think through

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm going to tell Georgina that Sid is cheating on her.

Friend 2:  And what do you expect the consequences to be?

Friend 1:  I haven't really thought of the consequences except that Georgina has a right to know.

Friend 2:  And Georgina won't resent you? Are you absolutely sure you know your facts? Are you willing to lose your friendship with Sid?

Friend 1:  Maybe I will think through whether or not to tell Georgina a little more thoroughly.

Friend 2:  Good idea.

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to think through - Gerund Form:

Thinking through all the aspects of a situation before making a decision is a good idea.

to think through - Examples:

1)  Students must consider what they would do if faced with the issue and think through the consequences.

2)  I have taken time to think through ahead of time what will need to be done, and I find I have ...

3)  People who move to the country sometimes don't think through how reliant they are on the communal infrastructure that's readily available in the city ...

4)  This is a discussion course, which will employ hypothetical and not-so-hypothetical problems to think through ethical issues confronted by practicing lawyers.

5)  It is important that you clearly understand the theory and clearly think through every possible result before doing this type of research.

6)  There is no formula that substitutes for thinking through your problem.

7)  Dennett added that there are ways of thinking through issues that do not involve fact finding, but rather explore the logical consequences of ...

8)  Before we start, though, let's spend a few moments thinking through what a declining dollar means in the real world.

9)  I found the cue, habit, reward framework helpful for thinking through how to change existing habits.

10)  Spend time thinking through why it won't work, and you'll be right.

11)  He/she thinks through the things.

12)  The degree to which a client thinks through these alternative interpretations would then influence whether they believe the statement applies accurately to them ...

13)  He thinks through every sentence so thoroughly that he ties himself in knots.

14)  Finally, the campaign management team takes the messages and thinks through how they should be communicated on TV, radio, print, and through various

15)  As a developer/analyst, being approached by a customer who thinks through every screen and every click is a huge plus.

16)  I think I am going to stop doing that, now that I have thought through what the example I came up with really means.

17)  Committing to something before this is thought through or at least intuited is risky; especially when your calendar is already filled ...

18)  Our government continues to create policies that are not well thought through; how they will really effect Americans.

19)  Nobody is prepared. Nobody has even thought through the dimensions.

20)  I am learning that everything I say has to be worded carefully and thought through at a level that I've never experienced before in my life.