One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Consider a course of action carefully before embarking on it.
- ‘‘I don't know how people don't know what's right and what's wrong,’ he says, giving no suggestion that he thought twice about going to war.’
- ‘And should parents think twice before enrolling their children on scuba courses?’
- ‘A few years ago in Atlanta, I wouldn't have thought twice about this scene.’
- ‘Another study, by the Canadian Cancer Society, found 58% of smokers who saw photographic warnings on packets thought twice about the health costs of smoking.’
- ‘I suspect a number of adults would have thought twice about doing what you did.’
- ‘In my pocket, I'm picking at one corner of the envelope, thinking twice about giving it to him, even thinking twice about taking the thing out of my pocket.’
- ‘Last year, many swimmers thought twice about entering the surf.’
- ‘Of course, once I thought twice about holiday math, I realized that 16.7 percent of all days occur during November and December.’
- ‘I might have read these lines in any of hundreds of reports over the last decade or so, and the sad thing is that I wouldn't have thought twice about it.’
- ‘One day, perhaps not too far away, recycling won't be thought twice about (it's already second nature in many European nations).’
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