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become grounds for (something)

To form the basis for some action or decision, often one that is disciplinary or legal in nature. If you get caught plagiarizing, it becomes grounds for expulsion, you know.
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The Defense Ministry noted that the video of the use of chemical substances would become grounds for US coalition's attacks on institutions of the Syrian government.
Of course, the latter has sometimes become grounds for art in itself--perhaps nowhere more so than with Marina Abramovic and Ulay, who performed their break-up as lovers and collaborators in 1988 with a farewell performance on the Great Wall of China.
While this provides rich possibilities for mutual learning and sharing, it can also become grounds for conflict, as is the case in large parts of the world today.
For more information about LFV, the Swedish state ANS Provider, please refer to our official website at www.lfv.seThe documents mentioned below shall be enclosed together with the letter of request to participate and will be evaluated by LFV to become grounds for qualifications to receive tender documentation.
Subsequently, music festivals have become grounds for summer fashion and the latest trends to be paraded in open fields.
Private messages and emails could be saved and become grounds for libel, defamation and actions for breach of private messages and emails could be saved and become grounds for libel, defamation and actions for breach of promise.
CALLING someone "fatty" could become grounds for a harassment claim, a leading employment solicitor warned.
In recent years, media observers warned on numerous occasions that with the money from the communication strategies of the EU programs, the State was turning into one of the biggest advertisers and the biggest in print media, which could become grounds for alarming dependencies.
Explicit posts suggesting a person likes racist joke, is fond of too much booze or is a bit too fond of guns, could become grounds for an employer to reject a job applicant.
Even the vaunted network pipes, however, have been reduced to more of a spray than a stream, one where attracting close to 3% of adults age 18-49--still less than 4 million of the 132 million people available in that demographic--has become grounds for proclaiming a series a "hit." Indeed, during an arid summer filled with dehydrated original fare, such assertions have frequently been affixed to programs with less than a 2 rating by that standard.
"How could grounds for refusal suddenly become grounds for granting the bid?" she said.
Although the verdict is not binding on other courts, tobacco law specialists said the decision is one of the nation's first to declare smoking a nuisance serious enough to become grounds for eviction.
Those little habits of his -like picking his teeth after dinner cease to be mildly annoying -and become grounds for throwing him off a second-floor balcony.
It will also make a further pounds 10million payment if it transfers its business to the Halifax before January 1, 2000, a matter which has now become grounds for parting conflict between Midshires and RBS.
It notes the failure of the Borisov government, which strictly adhered to austerity, could become grounds for reflections in Berlin, Brussels and the European Central bank, while the six years of Bulgaria's EU membership, instead of eliminating constitutional problems, seem to have encouraged the emergence of new murky elites.