Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) causing surprise or shock
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The adjective 'staggering' describes something shocking or astonishing. "There is a staggering amount of plastic in our seas." "A staggering number of families are homeless this winter." This is a good adjective to add emphasis to a fact or statistic.
Social Examples (Advance)
The Rugby team went home after a staggering defeat left themcompletely deflated.
When the defendant stated in court that he was out of the country on the day of the murder,it was a staggering blow to the prosecution.
Professional Examples (Basic)
The companysuffered staggering losses aftertheir product launch, so they had to close down.
Our health and safety report showed a staggering number of breaches of guidelines on the factory floor.
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