on the strength of


: because of the influence of (something)
I went and saw the film on the strength of his recommendation.

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Recent Examples on the Web Gauthier, who encouraged Bullens to move to Nashville on the strength of its growing LGBTQ community, recently brought him onstage with her at the Grand Ole Opry. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2023 Officials downplayed the increase in a news release announcing the deficit totals, focusing instead on the strength of the economy and Mr. Biden’s proposals to reduce future deficits, largely by raising taxes on high earners and corporations. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, 20 Oct. 2023 In 1982, Yau won a Fields Medal, math’s highest honor, partly on the strength of this result. Steve Nadis, Quanta Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 Doyle’s teams have won 11 section and three state championships on the strength of a physical, Wing-T ground game. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Oct. 2023 Olivia Rodrigo on the Sept. 30-dated Hot 100: Among other Artist 100 chart moves, Rod Wave jumps 52-3 on the strength of his new album Nostalgia. Xander Zellner, Billboard, 26 Sep. 2023 One of 11 honorees nationwide, Ziskin won the recognition on the strength of her genius ways with cake. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 The former prime minister, who is on a fellowship at Harvard University, led Labour to a historic landslide election in 2020 on the strength of her handling of the Christchurch massacre and the pandemic. Michael E. Miller, Washington Post, 14 Oct. 2023 Scouting report: The Colts reached the Division V title game last season on the strength of a rugged ground game. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 See More

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“On the strength of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20strength%20of. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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