pro and con

idiom

: both for and against
A lot has been written pro and con about the new law.

Examples of pro and con in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The potential ramifications of the tax change are wrapped in the emotion of millions of dollars of pro and con arguments projecting hope or playing on fear, Mooney said. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, 18 Sep. 2020 The amphitheater proposal has generated a great deal of chatter, both pro and con, from folks who care about music in Alabama -- and certainly from concertgoers in the Birmingham metro area. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 7 Nov. 2022 Using online tools, the panels would be briefed on major policy questions, given pro and con arguments and asked to make recommendations. New York Times, 8 July 2022 Much has been written about marijuana, both pro and con. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 20 Oct. 2021 Respecting the lines of authority and equipping the professional staff to provide all relevant information (pro and con) to the City Council is the best way to balance the need for affordable housing and existing community preservation. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Oct. 2021 The media should abandon fact-checkers’ pretext of objectivity and political disinterest and instead acknowledge their sociopolitical leanings in much the way that NPR tries to pit pro and con points of view in political coverage. Stephen J. Ceci, Scientific American, 25 Oct. 2020 The messaging by the pro and con groups has stepped up closer to the election, particularly through TV ads, mailings and phone calls. Rick Pearson, chicagotribune.com, 18 Sep. 2020 There was quite a bit of input, both pro and con during a meeting to discuss the issue. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 31 July 2020 See More

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“Pro and con.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pro%20and%20con. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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