Meaning of “by and large” in the English Dictionary

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"by and large" in British English

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by and large

C1 when everything about a situation is considered together:

There are a few small things that I don't like about my job, but by and large it's very enjoyable.

(Definition of “by and large” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"by and large" in American English

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by and large

generally:

By and large, the people of this state are not happy with the governor's policies.

by and large

when everything about a situation is considered together:

There are a few things that I don’t like about my job, but by and large it’s very enjoyable.

(Definition of “by and large” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)