think better of something

This page is about the idiom think better of something.

Meaning: If you think better of something, you decide not to do it even though you'd made plans to do it.

For example:

  • Danny was going to drop out of university and become a travel writer. But he thought better of quitting his studies and decided to finish his course.

  • We were going to go to the beach, but we thought better of it when it started to rain.

Quick Quiz:

June and Barry planned to take a cruise around the world. They thought better of it

a. and invited their friends as well

b. and couldn't wait to leave

c. and went to Spain instead

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Contributor: Matt Errey