This will make them think twice before they do things like cut back on the health plan.
And this approach would make the dictators in Pyongyang, Damascus, and Beijing think twice now as well.
A quick lesson learned: think twice when answering who you most admire.
And, it must be said, press outlets might want to think twice before allowing them to do otherwise.
Or maybe the headmaster thought the extra sting of embarrassment would make me think twice before acting out again.
But if you know collies, you will think twice before you pooh-pooh it as rankly impossible.
His own children had need to think twice ere they aroused his ire.
Who are we to trust ourselves where it seems that God Himself must think twice before He treads, and to do it with delight?
He's the only man in the world I'd think twice about before I met him face to face.
He had learnt, above all, the great lesson—to think twice before judging, and thrice before condemning.
Old English þencan "conceive in the mind, think, consider, intend" (past tense þohte, p.p. geþoht), probably originally "cause to appear to oneself," from Proto-Germanic *thankjan (cf. Old Frisian thinka, Old Saxon thenkian, Old High German denchen, German denken, Old Norse þekkja, Gothic þagkjan); Old English þencan is the causative form of the distinct Old English verb þyncan "to seem or appear" (past tense þuhte, past participle geþuht), from Proto-Germanic *thunkjan (cf. German dünken, däuchte). Both are from PIE *tong- "to think, feel" which also is the root of thought and thank. The two meanings converged in Middle English and þyncan "to seem" was absorbed, except for archaic methinks "it seems to me." Jocular past participle thunk (not historical, but by analogy of drink, sink, etc.) is recorded from 1876.
v. thought (thôt), think·ing, thinks
To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment.
To weigh or consider an idea.
To bring a thought to mind by imagination or invention.
To recall a thought or an image to mind.
(also thingumabob or thingumadoodle or thingummy or thingamadoger or thingamadudgeon or thingumbob or thingamananny)An unspecified orunspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name; dingus, doodad, gadget: When you want to go down you push this thingamajig up as high as it will go/ athingummy so addicted to lethal violence (entry form 1824+, first variant 1832+, others late 1700s+ or 1800s+)