You often need to emphasize a point you are making. Here are some useful word-partnerships you can use to do that.
a total disaster
The whole project was a total disaster from beginning to end.
We have an extremely good chance of getting the contract.
a terrible mistake
It wasn’t a minor error. It was a terrible mistake and cost us millions to put right.
Even if we had taken five per cent off our prices, we wouldn’t have got the contract. They were much cheaper than us.
one hundred per cent certain
There is not the slightest doubt. I am one hundred per cent certain that that is what happened.
This is a highly competitive market. I am not sure we should enter it.
far too expensive
The Chinese and Koreans can offer much lower prices. We are far too expensive.
Their previous smart phone was good but this is even better.
I am fully aware of all the risks but I still think we should do it.
absolutely no chance
There is absolutely no chance that we will lose the contract. They love our work.