Definition of spare a thought for in English:

spare a thought for

phrase

  • Remember.

    ‘spare a thought for our volunteer group at Christmas’
    • ‘We work on our computers every single day never sparing a thought for all those millions of chunks of data spread all over our hard disks.’
    • ‘Also can't help sparing a thought for the families of last year's tsunami victims for whom this must all still seem surreal.’
    • ‘In our rush for change, spare a thought for all those shoppers and business people who have walked the streets of Dublin before us.’
    • ‘If you think things looked bleak in the first half of 2002, spare a thought for 28 October 1929, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 12.8%.’
    • ‘Amid euphoric celebrations following last week's cut in interest rates, few of us spared a thought for savers, and even fewer remembered we are all savers through our pension schemes.’
    • ‘O'Neill's is kindly sparing a thought for designated drivers on New Year's Eve, with free soft drinks.’
    • ‘And spare a thought for all those others, whose names are a ball and chain they must pull after them through the wilderness of this world.’
    • ‘However, spare a thought for just how many other people's knowledge and opinions of events are being shaped by so few.’
    • ‘We go about our blessed existence without even sparing a thought for him.’
    • ‘Generous readers are sparing a thought for others as they prepare themselves for Christmas.’