Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) consider the advantages and disadvantages of something
How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
weigh something up in my mind
This phrase comes from the longer phrase 'weigh up the pros and cons', meaning to examine the positives and negatives against each other in order to make a decision. When you weigh something up, you are considering the advantages and disadvantages in order to make a judgement on something, or decide the next steps to take.
Social Examples (Advance)
As the salesman spoke, I wasweighing him up in my mind, trying to work out whether I could trust him.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Jane was offered a promotion but needed toweigh up all her optionsbefore coming to a decision.
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