12 English expressions using 'THINK' | Summary and Q&A

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12 English expressions using 'THINK'

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This video discusses various expressions using the word "think" and their meanings.

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  • 🤔 Criticizing oneself or others for their actions using the phrase "What were you thinking?!"
  • 🤔 The negative effects of overthinking and the importance of finding a balance between thinking and taking action.
  • ✋ The potential drawbacks of having a high opinion of oneself and the value of modesty.
  • 🤔 Different uses of the phrase "It's later than you think!" for warning or alarming purposes.
  • 🤔 The phrase "Come to think of it" to express a sudden realization or memory.
  • 🙊 The implications of speaking one's thoughts aloud and the need for selective sharing.
  • 🤔 Changing one's mind about an idea or decision with the phrase "I've thought better of it."
  • 😃 The benefits of thinking big in order to achieve greater success.
  • 🫡 The importance of respecting and valuing colleagues in a professional setting.
  • 🤔 Expressing mild criticism or indifference towards something with the phrase "I didn't think much of that."
  • 🤔 The importance of careful consideration and decision-making with the phrase "Think twice before..."
  • 🥰 Expressing a deep admiration and love for someone with the phrase "She thinks the world of..."

Questions & Answers

Q: What is the meaning of the phrase "What were you thinking?!"

The phrase is often used to criticize oneself or someone else for their actions, expressing disbelief or disappointment.

Q: How is the phrase "She tends to overthink things" used?

This expression describes someone who thinks too much without taking action, often leading to excessive worry or indecisiveness.

Q: What does it mean when someone "thinks of themselves as a great artist"?

It suggests that the person has a high opinion of their artistic abilities, sometimes bordering on arrogance or lack of modesty.

Q: How is the phrase "It's later than you think!" typically used?

The phrase is often used in advertisements or entertainment to create a sense of urgency or worry, encouraging people to take action or consider certain consequences.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The phrase "What were you thinking?!" is used to criticize oneself or someone else for their actions.

  • The expression "She tends to overthink things" refers to someone who thinks too much without taking action.

  • "He thinks of himself as a great artist" means that someone has a high opinion of themselves.

  • "It's later than you think!" is a warning phrase with a deeper meaning to make people worry.

  • "Come to think of it" is a phrase used when someone realizes they haven't seen someone or something in a while.

  • "I'm just thinking aloud" means that someone is speaking their thoughts, even if they may not make sense.

  • "I've thought better of it" is used when someone changes their mind about an idea or decision.

  • "If you don't think big, you'll never achieve anything" encourages thinking of big ideas to achieve success.

  • "He thinks very little of his colleagues" denotes a low opinion or lack of respect for coworkers.

  • "I didn't think much of that film" indicates a mild dislike or indifference towards a film.

  • "You should think twice before investing with that bank" advises reconsidering a decision or choice.

  • "She thinks the world of her sister" shows great admiration and love for a sibling.

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