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How do I say this thought properly?

They would even throw him under the bus if it means that they could make more money.

Can anyone help me to find the right words for this?

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  • There's nothing wrong with that phrasing, though I assume it is hyperbolic.
    – James K
    Nov 19, 2020 at 0:06

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I would say it as: They would go to such extremes like throwing him under the bus if they thought that it would make them more money.

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Some possible rephrasings:

If you are sure they can do a certain thing, then use 'would'. If you are predicting possibilities of the same thing happening, use 'could'.

They would even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if it means that they could make more money out of it.

They could even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if it means that they could make more money out of it.

They would even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if it means that they would make more money out of it.

They could even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if it means that they would make more money out of it.


They would even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if they think they could make more money out of it.

They could even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if they think they could make more money out of it.

They would even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if they think they would make more money out of it.

They could even go to the extent of throwing him under the bus if they think they would make more money out of it.

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