English version

think better of it

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthink better of itthink better of itCHANGE YOUR MINDto not do something that you had planned to do, because you realize that it is not a good idea He started to say something, then thought better of it. think
Examples from the Corpus
think better of itShe felt like slapping him in the face, but thought better of it.But then she thought better of it.Cowher said later he momentarily contemplated tackling Hudson, but thought better of it.He could have forced the window in time, anyone could, but he seemed suddenly to think better of it.He passed Miguel the joint but Miguel thought better of it.Then he thought better of it.He thought better of it, and despite a case of galloping homesickness, decided not to go home at all.But he thought better of it and slowly breathed out the air through his nose.
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