on the strength of sth›If you do something on the strength of facts or advice, you do it because of them: On the strength of this year's salesfigures, we've decided to expand the business.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,