think through

think through
If you think a situation through, you consider it thoroughly, together with all its possible effects or consequences.

[V P n (not pron)] I didn't think through the consequences of promotion...

[V P wh] The administration has not really thought through what it plans to do once the fighting stops...

[V n P] It was the first time she'd had a chance to think it through.


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