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on the strength of

This page is about the idiom on the strength of


If you do something on the strength of certain advice or information, you do it because the advice or information suggests doing it.

For example

  • I saw the movie on the strength of what Rod had said. I wouldn't have seen it if he hadn't said it was good.

  • They gave me an interview on the strength of a recommendation from my tutor at university.

Quick Quiz

Susan got the job on the strength of

a. the improving economy

b. increasing sales

c. her previous achievements

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey