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on second thoughts

This page is about the conversational phrase on second thoughts


You can say this if you've suddenly changed your mind.

For example

  • Alex said, "Let's go out." But then he said, "On second thoughts, let's stay home."

  • "I think I'll take the day off," said Kim. But after a few moments, she said, "On second thoughts, I guess we need the money."

Quick Quiz

As they were leaving, Kenny said, "On second thoughts,

a. I wish we hadn't come."

b. let's stay a little longer."

c. I think it's time we left."

Contributor: Matt Errey