the pros and cons

This page is about the idiom the pros and cons


The pros and cons of something are its good points and bad points.

For example

  • We need to look into the pros and cons of doing business in China before opening an office there.

  • Let's have a debate on the pros and cons of using games to learn languages.

Origin: This idiom is derived from the Latin words "pro", meaning for, or in favour of, and "contra", meaning against, or not in favour of.

Quick Quiz

We looked at the pros and cons of

a. using old people as slaves

b. eating poisonous mushrooms

c. changing to a vegetarian diet

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Contributor: Matt Errey