after thought

afterthought

[af-ter-thawt, ahf-]
noun
1.
a later or second thought; reconsideration.
2.
reflection after an act; an appropriate explanation, answer, expedient, or the like, conceived of too late for the occasion.
3.
something added, as a part or feature, that was not included in the original plan or design: The vestry was added to the church as an afterthought.

Origin:
1655–65; after + thought1

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afterthought (ˈɑːftəˌθɔːt)
 
n
1.  a comment, reply, etc, that occurs to one after the opportunity to deliver it has passed
2.  an addition to something already completed

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afterthought
c.1660, from after + thought.
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