on the grounds that

Definition of on the grounds that

  1. :  for the reason that :  because Many critics have objected to the proposal on the grounds that it would be too costly.

Word by Word Definitions

groundplay grounds
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past tense and past participle ofgrind

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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