Definition of food for thought in English:

food for thought


  • Something that warrants serious consideration.

    ‘his study certainly provides food for thought’
    • ‘A recent Security Focus article about US email list brokers provides food for thought.’
    • ‘I seldom agree with their view of things, but they usually provide food for thought.’
    • ‘Their comments helped us to clarify our arguments and provided some food for thought.’
    • ‘All in all these articles provide much food for thought and reflection.’
    • ‘And it provides plenty of food for thought for those writers who are wondering what it is that holds readers to the page.’
    • ‘Although she had been quickly brought back, the incident would nonetheless provide some food for thought.’
    • ‘And this recent Reason magazine editorial provides ample food for thought about Raed.’
    • ‘A wide range of concepts and theories provide scholars with ample food for thought.’
    • ‘Your article certainly gave me healthy food for thought.’
    • ‘Though it might not excite the imagination, it certainly provides food for thought.’
    mental stimulation, mental nourishment, something to think about, something to be seriously considered
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