Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) someone/something vigorous or very strong and healthy
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    • a robust debate/condition/plan
  • Analysis

    Something or someone who is 'robust' is healthy and strong and can withstand difficulty or adverse conditions. If something has a robust taste or smell it means it is full-bodied or rich in flavour. An organisation which is robust can withstand change or difficulty.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The politician and the head of an environmental agency engaged in a robust debate over the issue of climate change.
    2. I was glad to see Frank looking so robust after he came out of hospital. Clearly the staff there had done an excellent job treating him.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The CEO said that the company has put robust plans in place to ensure that they will be able to cope should another financial crisis affect the markets.
    2. Our team needs to be tight and robust if we are going to survive this difficult economic period.
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