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second thought

noun [C] uk   us  
without a second thought If you do something without a second thought, you do it without first considering if you should do it or not: She'll spend a hundred pounds on a dress without a second thought.have second thoughts to change your opinion about something or start to doubt it: You're not having second thoughts about getting married, are you?on second thoughts UK ( US on second thought) used when you want to change a decision you have made: I'd like a cup of coffee, please - actually, on second thoughts, I'll have a beer.
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