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pros and cons
advantages and disadvantages We've been discussing the pros and cons of buying a house.
the pros and cons
the good and bad parts of a situation, or the reasons why you should or should not do something
Usage notes: This phrase comes from the Latin words 'pro', which means 'for' and 'contra' which means 'against'.(often + of ) We've been discussing the pros and cons of buying a house.
a quid pro quo(formal)
something that you do for someone or give to someone when they have agreed to do something for you
Usage notes: This is a Latin phrase which means 'something for something'.(often + for ) The government's commitment to release political prisoners is a quid pro quo for the suspension of armed struggle by the rebels.
pros and cons
Arguments or considerations for and against something, as in We'd best weigh all the pros and cons before we decide to add a new wing to the library. This idiom is taken from the Latin pro for "for" and con for "against." [Late 1500s]
quid pro quo
An equal exchange or substitution, as in I think it should be quid pro quo-you mow the lawn and I'll take you to the movies. This Latin expression, meaning "something for something," has been used in English since the late 1500s.
1. n. a professional (at anything); someone as good as a professional. When it comes to typing, he’s a pro.
2. mod. professional. I hope to play pro ball next year.
3. n. a prostitute. Do you think she’s a pro or just overly friendly?