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"more often than not" in British English

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more often than not

most of the ​time: More often than not, a ​student will come up with the ​rightanswer.

more often than not

(also as often as not)
usually: More often than not when I make the ​effort to ​visit her, I ​wonder why I ​evenbothered.
(Definition of more often than not from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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more often than not

usually: In ​winter it rains a lot, and more often than not, you're ​carrying an ​umbrella.
(Definition of more often than not from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “more often than not”
in Chinese (Simplified) 往往,多半…
in Chinese (Traditional) 往往,多半…
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