Definition of on the score of in English:

on the score of

phrase

British
  • Because of.

    ‘power-driven hedge trimmers tend to get a bad press on the score of danger’
    • ‘Jefferson was himself sensitive on the score of religion: some of his enemies in the Federalist Party had accused him of secret atheism.’
    • ‘But he was lucky on the score of dysentery, which plagued the troops.’
    • ‘To God, and not to man, are all men accountable on the score of religion.’
    • ‘There is another possibility on the score of fresh evidence.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, we must at least refuse to justify such methods, even on the score of efficacy.’
    • ‘Three and a half months later, she wrote: ‘Harry and I don't need sympathy on the score of Butte's grimness’.’
    • ‘I received a number of polite objections to this admittedly ingenious line of argument - on the score of all three anomalies.’
    • ‘He did not therefore recur to his difficulties on the score of morals.’
    • ‘First, on the score of canonicity, it demonstrates how the work of canon-making is a volatile venture explicitly committed to the business of national culture.’
    grounds, reason, basis, count
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