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English definition of “ninety-nine times out of a hundred”

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ninety-nine times out of a hundred

( also nine times out of ten)
almost always: Ninety-nine times out of a hundred everything's fine, but sometimes we have problems.
Translations of “ninety-nine times out of a hundred”
in Chinese (Traditional) 幾乎總是…
in Chinese (Simplified) 几乎总是…
(Definition of ninety-nine times out of a hundred from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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