on the average
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  • on the average — See: ON AN AVERAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the average — See: ON AN AVERAGE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on an average — or[on the average] {adv. phr.} In most cases; usually. * /On an average Dan s mother has to ask him three times before he helps with the dishes./ * /On the average, Mr. Blank trades in his car for a new one every three years./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on an average — or[on the average] {adv. phr.} In most cases; usually. * /On an average Dan s mother has to ask him three times before he helps with the dishes./ * /On the average, Mr. Blank trades in his car for a new one every three years./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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