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12th November 2018

Just a thought

We use this expression to say we have just had an idea that might be useful.
Usage
Written: 
Yes
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
I've got so much work to do!
Just a thought - why don't we ask Jim to help? He's free at the moment.
Example 2
I don't know when I'm going to have time to go shopping, or how to get it all back home.
Just a thought. Why don't you go online and get it all delivered?