on the strength of (something)

on the strength of (something)

Due to or on the basis of something. I can't help but feel like I was hired for my looks and not on the strength of my skills. On the strength of this new evidence, I find no reason for this case to proceed any further.
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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 or with the justification of.
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on the strength of something

mainly because of something: I got the job on the strength of my experience in sales.They were sent to prison on the strength of a tiny piece of evidence.
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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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