Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

a (great/strong/firm) believer in

a great believer ina firm believer ina strong believer in
Meaning(s)
1) assigns/accredits value to, has faith in
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    • I'm a great believer in that
  • Analysis
    If someone is 'a great believer', 'strong believer' or 'firm believer' in something they have faith that a particular approach or thing is beneficial and it works: "I am a great believer in meditating for 10 minutes every day." If you are 'a great or strong believer in' something or a 'firm believer', you might try to champion it or encourage others to try your approach; or do things the way you believe them to work most effectively: "I'm a firm believer in using the Pomodoro technique." This is an informal expression but you will still hear it used in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. The secret to her success is that she's a great believer in treating customers with respect.
    2. It's important that people work well together. I'm a great believer in the benefits of teamwork.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. This company is a great believer in employees having a good work/life balance.
    2. I am a strong believer in flexible working hours. Studies prove flexibility leads to commitment and increased productivity.
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