[Harvard English] let alone

Speech Tips for HBR!!

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let alone someone or something

not to mention or think of someone or something; not even to take someone or something into account.

I didn’t invite John, let alone the rest of his family.

let alone do something

and to an even greater degree do something We were trapped in a situation you can barely imagine, let alone understand.

Usage notes: used to emphasize the extreme character of something


HBR Jargons!!

established vs. start-up

established company            기반이 확실한 기업

start-up company                  신생기업

The oldest established business, which continues to flourish, is that of J.H. Mayor and Sons’ saw mills.

Many would-be startup companies are complaining that the supply of equity capital has dried up in recent months