weigh up

Meaning(s)

1. consider the advantages and disadvantages of something

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weigh something up in my mind

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 This phrase comes from the longer phrase 'weigh up the pros and cons', meaning to examine the positives and negatives against each other in order to make a decision. When you weigh something up, you are considering the advantages and disadvantages in order to make a judgement on something, or decide the next steps to take.

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  1. As the salesman spoke, I was weighing him up in my mind, trying to work out whether I could trust him.

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  1. Jane was offered a promotion but needed to weigh up all her options before coming to a decision. 

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