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Meaning of “on the whole” in the English Dictionary

"on the whole" in British English

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on the whole

B1 generally: We have ​ourbadtimes but on the whole we're ​fairlyhappy.
(Definition of on the whole from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"on the whole" in American English

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on the whole

generally: On the whole, I ​preferclassicalmusic.
(Definition of on the whole from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “on the whole”
in Chinese (Simplified) 总的来说, 整体上讲…
in Chinese (Traditional) 總的來說, 整體上講…
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