For instance, what about the apparent apathy of many would-be voters?
The senior members of the club were condescending with the would-be recruits that lacked wealth and status.
Paul Wall knew from a young age he wanted to break into rap music, but he was also realistic enough to know he had to find some "in" into the business to make himself stand out from all the other would-be rappers out there.
She's also the host of Project Runway, a reality show on the Bravo network that traces the journey of a group of hungry would-be fashion designers vying for a shot to display their lines at New York's prestigious Fashion Week festivities.
A's taunts build throughout the first season, including a letter that breaks up Aria's parents, a taunt on her cell phone that drives away Ezra Fitz (Ian Harding), Rosewood's newest English teacher and Aria's would-be lover.
Many would-be homeschoolers ask themselves if they can really educate their child, really compete with a school and certified teachers or really provide all of the opportunities that going to school provides.
The "housing bubble" artificially inflated home prices around the country, requiring that would-be home buyers take out a large mortgage to purchase the house at a high price before the housing bubble burst.
By allowing users to manipulate different factors that affect how a coaster performs, any would-be engineer can begin to understand how complex and challenging it can be to build a roller coaster.
While prison guns are normally used within cell walls, there are a few curious would-be artists who try their hand at makeshift designs to save a few pennies while channeling their inner artist and inventor.
But two difficulties face the would-be excavator in Alexandria.