the pros

plural noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tell me about the pros and cons of working with and around the book’s oral history format. Mikey O'connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Mar. 2023 After this year’s lineup for the North Carolina music festival was announced Tuesday, fans on social media immediately began weighing the pros and cons of buying tickets to see some of their favorite artists for a hefty sum. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2023 The theme of Barr’s first podcast is the correlation between church and baseball and how church grounds were a safe haven for Blacks to play ball, form leagues and help top players advance to the pros. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Mar. 2023 But Delgado urges pet parents to think about the pros and cons of each. Marisa Sloan, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2023 According to the pros, high-quality cartridge pool filters—like this Hayward W3CC15093S XStream Pool Filter Pump System—are commonly considered to be the best pool filters around for above-ground pools. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Feb. 2023 The case is expected to go further than simply discussing the pros and cons of student loan forgiveness. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2023 This is how the pros determine what's wrong with your car when that check-engine light mysteriously lights up. Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 27 Feb. 2023 Special to The Republic Q: What are the pros and cons of using a third-party authentication app? Ken Colburn, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2023 See More

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“The pros.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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