Yes, your ideas have certainly given me food for thought (i.e. they are worth thinking about)!

Oui, tes idées m'ont bien donné matière à réflexion !

Can one use idiomatically 'matière à réflexion' to convey the sense of 'food for thought'? Are there any other idiomatic ways to express the meaning?

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Matière à réflexion is idiomatic and matches very well the English idiom.

An alternative can be donner à méditer but the previous one is better here.

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