on the strength of


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on the strength of something

Fig. because of the support of something, such as a promise or evidence; due to something. On the strength of your comment, I decided to give John another chance. On the strength of my testimony, my case was dismissed.
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on the strength of

On the basis of, as in She was hired on the strength of her computer skills. [Early 1600s]
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on the strength of

On the basis of: She was hired on the strength of her computer skills.
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