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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)
Translations of “by and large”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大体上,总体上,一般来讲…
in Turkish genellikle, tamamen, bütünüyle…
in Russian в целом…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大體上,總體上,一般來講…
in Polish na ogół, w zasadzie…
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