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  • 재미있는 발상.
  • 한번쯤은 생각해볼만한 것.
  • 참신한 아이디어.
  • 두뇌를 즐겁게 해주는 것.
  • 우리 모두 뇌섹남/녀가 되기 위한 일용할 양식.
그것은 바로. Food for thought. “You know, everything is a language. Math is a language, music is a language, programming is a language…and so on. If you figure out how to effectively learn one language, you can apply the same principle to learning other languages. Some food for thought


  1. something for someone to think about; issues to be considered.


정확한 phrase는 “Food for thought”이다. food for thoughtS라고 하지말자. ngram_img image source: Google Ngram


  • Well… that’s certainly food for thought. (Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension)
  • Sidney’s reaction to the mention of Susan’s name gives Steve food for thought. While he waits for Susan to be summoned to the phone, he studies Sidney. (Sweet Smell of Success)
  • lt’s nearly midnight, Winston…let me give you some facts and figures, some food for thought. (The Gathering Storm)
  • Rob: It made me reflect on how many of them… every day, actually get in. Food for thought. PERSON: I’d never thought of it that way, Rob. (Up Close And Personal)
  • Now, while we’re all busy feeling sorry for ourselves, let me give you a little food for thought. (M*A*S*H)
image_img image source: fatgirlfit Interesting food for thought


  • The new data are more than food for thought; they’re food for action. (Bloomberg)
  • Allport’s thoughts on food are indeed food for thought, especially when she crosses the line between science and speculation. (NYT)
  • Clearly, the relationship is more complicated than that, but it certainly gives some (low-cal) food for thought. (Bloomberg)
image_img image source: thecultureur Another good one..!


  • Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Food for thought.
  • That has certainly given me food for thought.


  • this is a story about giving everything we had to achieve something that hadn’t been done before. So I hope in that you might find some food for thought.


  • Is it a slang? No.
  • Can I use it in an email? Yes.
  • Can I use it in a formal setting? Yes.
  • Frequency? A lot

context plot data source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/