Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

mull over

mull over
Meaning(s)
1) think deeply about something
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  • Analysis
    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)
    1. It was a hard decision to make. I needed some time to myself to mull it over.
    2. Kate sat with a glass of wine in her hand, mulling over the events of the day.
    3. My boss said that he would get back to me with a decision once he had mulled over my idea.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Give me a few days to mull over your proposal and I'll discuss it with you after the weekend.
    2. If we take too much time to mull over the investment we might be too slow and miss out on a great opportunity.
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