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    pros and cons

    Are "pros and cons" the abbreviation of any words? or are they derived from any sources?
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: pros and cons



    the pros and cons is an idiom, meaning the arguments for and against something; the advantages and disadvantages of something

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    Your idea is interesting but let's look carefully at its pros and cons before we take any decisions.

    ORIGIN of this idiom:
    This expression comes from the Latin words pro, meaning for; and contra, meaning against.

    Something funny with the idiom pros and cons:


    Madox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post


    the pros and cons is an idiom, meaning the arguments for and against something; the advantages and disadvantages of something

    eg.

    Your idea is interesting but let's look carefully at its pros and cons before we take any decisions.

    ORIGIN of this idiom:
    This expression comes from the Latin words pro, meaning for; and contra, meaning against.

    Something funny with the idiom pros and cons:


    Madox
    Madox,

    I like the cartoon I think is cute, you have also provided an excellent and easy way to understand the cons and pros.

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