Meaning of “chew the cud” in the English Dictionary

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"chew the cud" in British English

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chew the cud

UK informal US chew your cud

to think slowly and carefully about something:

He sat for a moment chewing the cud before he spoke.

(Definition of “chew the cud” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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