food for thought / idiom or direct meaning

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slmhlm
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food for thought / idiom or direct meaning

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Hello everyone,

• Readers whose stomachs are turned will not partake of any food for thought.

here “ food for thought” idiom or direct meaning?


https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/partake

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Re: food for thought / idiom or direct meaning

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‘food for thought’ is an idiom here. If something is ‘food for thought’, it encourages or stimulates serious thought about it or its implications. For example, the large number of mass shootings in the USA is food for thought about gun control.
So this sentence means: Readers who find this (book/article/story) so unpleasant or disgusting that they feel sick will not be encouraged to give it serious thought.
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Re: food for thought / idiom or direct meaning

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wow
thank you!!!
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