Como dizer "pensar bastante antes de tomar uma decisão" em inglês

Arandir 75 3
sleep on something - pensar bastante no assunto antes de tomar qualquer decisão.

I think we should sleep on it and talk about it later.
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mili 45
"...sleep and dream upon the matter."

Consider something overnight before deciding, as in I don't know if I want to go on such a long hike; let me sleep on it. This usage was first recorded in 1519 in the state papers of King Henry VIII: "His Grace ... said that he would sleep and dream upon the matter."

http://www.answers.com/topic/sleep-on-something

Daniel.S 695 1 2 7
Hi there!

plus: think something over

Phrasal Verb: Think over

Ex: I've THOUGHT it OVER and have made up my mind; I'm going to take the job in Leeds.

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/p ... +over.html

Take care,

Daniel

josneywat 315 6
To ponder on/over that.

We were pondering over the various alternatives before making any decision.

or in South African English:

All we need is an indaba before taking any actions against it. :lol:

Daniel.S 695 1 2 7
indaba? hehe quite interesting Josney..

you have a nice day,

Daniel

josneywat 315 6
Have you a lovely day.

Yes, my active vocabulary contains a handful of South African words. I studied there three years ago.
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maryziller 355 1 1
# An indaba is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal men) of the Zulu and Xhosa peoples of South Africa. (Such meetings are also practiced by the Swazi, who refer to them using the close cognate indzaba. ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indaba

# (in-daa-bah) - A conference or expo, from the isiZulu word meaning "a matter for discussion".
http://www.2010travelinfo.com/index.php ... o/sa-slang

I like the suggestion "to ponder"

"To sleep on it" means to take a day to deliberate/ponder/think about it before making a decision.

You can also say:
To weigh the decision carefully
To weigh all the arguments carefully

josneywat 315 6
"INDABA" is an African term used to describe a meeting to analyze a difficult problem from all angles

http://www.sacrs.org.za/indaba3/index.html

luis mambrini
there's the binomial to think long and hard . all the best everybody . luis mambrini .

Flavia.lm 4055 1 10 94
"I don't think you unworthy
I need a moment to deliberate"

(Alanis Morissette, na música Uninvited)

deliberate /dɪˈlɪbəreɪt/
verb
to think about or discuss something very carefully, especially before you make an important decision

Thomas 14720 7 59 287
INDABA is one of several words Baden-Powell brought from South Africa and intrudoced to Scouting. It is not widely known in the USA, but at least in Latin America it is a meeting of adult leaders held at regional and national levels that often includes games and some training, along with general discussions of activities, solutions for problems, etc.

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