decide against

Meaning: to decide not to do something you were thinking of doing, or not to choose something or someone you were thinking of choosing

For example:

  • decide against sth/sb We were thinking of opening an office in London, but we've decided against it because of the high cost of renting office space there.

  • decide against doing sth I'm glad to hear that you've decided against quitting your job.

Quick Quiz:

David asked Joanna to marry him, and she decided against it because she

a. wanted to be with him forever

b. wasn't ready for marriage

c. loved him so much

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