second thought

noun
1.
Often, second thoughts. reservation about a previous action, position, decision, judgment, or the like: He had second thoughts about his decision.
Idioms
2.
on second thought, after reconsideration: On second thought, I don't think I'll go.
Also, second-thought.


Origin:
1625–35

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To second thought
Collins
World English Dictionary
second thought
 
n
(usually plural) a revised opinion or idea on a matter already considered

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
On second thought perhaps a human life is worthless in an overpopulated world.
The true sign of intelligence is not giving it a second thought.
In one scene, the tyrant stomps through camp and steps right on the
  expedition's scientist without a second thought.
Most insects get swatted, squashed or sprayed without a second thought.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;