think\ fit

think\ fit
• see fit
• think fit
v. phr.
To decide that an action is necessary, wise, or advisable; choose.

Jim asked "Dad, what time should I come home after the dance?" His father answered, "You way do as you see fit."

- Often used with an infinitive.

After much thought, we did not see fit to join the Smiths on their Caribbean cruise.

The boys were angry because Ed thought fit to report the fight to the principal.


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