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  • give one pause — {v. phr.} To astonish someone; cause one to stop and think. * / Your remark gives me pause, Tom said, when Jane called him an incurable gambler./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give one pause — {v. phr.} To astonish someone; cause one to stop and think. * / Your remark gives me pause, Tom said, when Jane called him an incurable gambler./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • give\ one\ pause — v. phr. To astonish someone; cause one to stop and think. Your remark gives me pause, Tom said, when Jane called him an incurable gambler …   Словарь американских идиом

  • give one pause to — arouse concern, make one stop and think …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pause — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin pausa, from Greek pausis, from pauein to stop Date: 15th century 1. a temporary stop 2. a. a break in a verse b. a brief suspension of the voice to indicate the limits and relations of sentences and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pause — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cessation, rest, hesitation, inactivity; lull, stop, discontinuance, suspension. v. i. desist, halt, stop, cease, break. See doubt, repose. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A break] Syn. intermission,… …   English dictionary for students

  • give pause to — cause one to stop and think His problems should give you pause to think a little more carefully about what you do …   Idioms and examples

  • One Song to the Tune of Another — was the first game played on the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game I m Sorry I Haven t a Clue and is still almost always played every other episode. It consists of panellists singing the lyrics of one song to the tune of another song, accompanied on… …   Wikipedia

  • pause — n 1. stop, stay, halt, rest; rest period, respite, break, time out, recess, breather, breathing spell, vacation, Brit. holiday; relief, Inf. letup, slackening, abatement. 2. cessation, discontinuation, discontinuance; suspension, abeyance,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • To set one's rest — Rest Rest, n. [AS. rest, r[ae]st, rest; akin to D. rust, G. rast. OHG. rasta, Dan. & Sw. rast rest, repose, Icel. r[ o]st the distance between two resting places, a mole, Goth. rasta a mile, also to Goth. razn house, Icel. rann, and perhaps to G …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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