One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that something specified will have a powerful, though unpredictable, influence on a result or outcome.‘the feel-good factor’
- ‘He believes that the impact you create on society should be the defining factor.’
- ‘This appears to have been the primary factor influencing the majority opinions in White v Jones.’
- ‘It should be an interesting race with the key factor being the influence of temperature on both makes of tyres.’
- ‘This is what you might call the feel-good factor or the pleasure principle.’
- ‘The number of injuries this season has been the major factor in the team's poor results.’
- ‘When power or greed is the motivating factor, the result can be disastrous.’
- ‘Good sports and leisure facilities are a keystone in the feel-good factor of any area.’
- ‘The ambience alone was the saving factor, and luckily the food turned out to be wonderful.’
- ‘Such an understanding should be the guiding factor in our attempts to weed out corruption.’
- ‘Tracing back their lives, the survey found that in almost every case the decisive factor had been marriage.’
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