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Idiom of the Day

on the strength of

Today: Sun, 22 Oct 2017

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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