for the most part
phrasal in general ; on the whole <
for the most part the crowd was orderly
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  • for the most part — {adv. phr.} In general; mostly; most of the time; commonly; generally. * /European countries are, for the most part, tired of war./ Syn.: BY AND LARGE, ON THE WHOLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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