the pros

plural noun

US, somewhat informal
: the professional level of competition in a sport
He is playing in the pros now.

Examples of the pros in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cannabis advocates are urging health authorities to weigh the pros and cons of cannabis in comparison to alcohol and cigarettes and use science and facts to determine what should be drugs. TIME, 10 May 2024 However, the prescription medication required to treat fungal infections is expensive and can have side effects, so be sure to discuss the pros and cons of treatment with your specialist. Heather L. Brannon, Md, Verywell Health, 9 May 2024 While on most movie sets, stunt professionals are there to perform the most violent or dangerous moves, there are stars like Theron who work with the pros on choreographing, rehearsing and ensuring safety on set. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 His return talent will likely get him on the field first in the pros. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2024 Below are ten summer nail colors that the pros predict will be huge as the temps start to rise. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 19 Apr. 2024 During a 2020 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, a viewer asked Hailee about the pros and cons of working so closely with her mom. Mckinley Franklin, Peoplemag, 18 Apr. 2024 Stewart remembers how relentless the transition from college to the pros was. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2024 According to the pros, the main issue with hard water comes down to the buildup of mineral deposits on and in your hair, and the leftover product that can’t be fully washed out, both of which leave behind a residue on the hair shaft. Sophia Panych, Allure, 2 Apr. 2024

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“The pros.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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