Speech Tips for HBR!!
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
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 start–up companies are complaining that the supply of equity capital has dried up in recent months