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pros and cons

advantages and disadvantages We've been discussing the pros and cons of buying a house.
See also: and, con, pro

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.
See also: and, con, pro

a quid pro quo

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.
See also: pro, quid, quo

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]
See also: and, con, pro

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.
See also: pro, quid, quo


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?
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Tom Lehman, in the field at Hazeltine this week, was an assistant teaching pro at Simi Valley's Wood Ranch in 1987.
A 100% client retention rate; PROS Client Care provides high quality services to support a large install base of solutions worldwide.
Announced the major new enhancements of the PROS Pricing Solution Suite which represents the next step in the evolution of PROS best-in-class Pricing and Revenue Optimization product set.
The first official session of the PROS Pricing User Advisory Council will be held on February 27-28, 2007, in Houston, Texas.
Over 470 delegates attended the PROS 12th Annual Revenue Management Conference, making it PROS' largest and most successful conference ever.
PROS is positioned well to capitalize on the emerging new category of Pricing Revenue Optimization," said Jeff Robinson, Vice President of PROS Pricing Solutions.
The PROS mission is to maximize the revenue of each client using PROS' industry-leading revenue optimization science, enterprise profit optimization, and pricing optimization solutions.
We maintain our commitment to leadership in revenue optimization for the airline industry," stated Pete Kiernan, Senior Vice President of PROS Professional Services.
com to sign up for the PROS Roadmap to Pricing Excellence seminar series beginning in June 2006.
PROS is recognized as the leader in Pricing Revenue Optimization and is one of the only financially viable vendors in the pricing space.
HOUSTON -- PROS, the world's leader in pricing and revenue optimization science and software, and the pioneer and dominant provider of revenue optimization to the travel and transportation industry, announced the successful completion of the first PROS RMS User Advisory Council meeting.
With our proven PROS Product Management process and experiences with the O&D and PROS RMS User Advisory Councils, we can now formalize this effort by establishing the Group System User Advisory Council.
PROS extended its record of profitability and positive cash flow to 28 straight quarters, and ended 2005 with increased revenues, a strong balance sheet, record cash position, record backlog, and no bank debt.
This further demonstrates the strength of PROS' integration approach," said Jeff Robinson, Senior Vice President of PROS Pricing Solutions Group.
PROS has been recognized as the leader in the Pricing Revenue Optimization space by the members of the analyst community.