Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) think deeply about something
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mull something over
To 'mull over' something means to consider it or think about it deeply in a significant way. When you 'mull over' something it means the decision is quite serious and you need time to think about it. You can say 'let me mull it over for a while,' if someone is pressuring you for an answer and you need more time. Similar in meaning to 'ponder it' and 'weigh up the pros and cons'.
Social Examples (Basic)
It was a hard decision to make. Ineeded some time to myself to mull it over.
Kate sat with a glass of wine in her hand,mulling over the events of the day.
My boss said that he would get back to me with a decision once he hadmulled over my idea.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Give me a few days tomull overyour proposal and I'll discuss it with you after the weekend.
If we take too much time tomull over the investment we might be too slow and miss out on a great opportunity.
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