Creative Phrasal Verbs Related to Imagination

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1. To play with an idea

(to consider doing something but not necessarily in a serious way)

E.g. “We are playing with the idea of selling all of our belongings and travelling around the world.”

2. To toy with an idea

(to think about something in a non-serious or committed way)

E.g. “I’ve been toying with the idea of becoming a professional opera singer. I can’t sing but I love the idea!”

3. To dream (something) up

(to create an imaginative idea or creation in your mind)

E.g. “Jimmy has been dreaming up new ways to escape his desk job and live a life of travel!”

4. To mull (something) over

(to think about something very carefully and consider it from many different perspectives)

E.g. My boss made me a great offer but it requires me moving to a new country. I told him I would mull it over during the weekend.


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