by and large

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Mostly, generally; with few exceptions.

Etymology:

  • From sailing: a ship may sail well both close by the wind, and large, downwind, with sheets extended.
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It was, by and large, an unexceptional presentation.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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в общем и целом

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