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vast majority

This page is about the collocation vast majority

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

great majority, or the most by far

For example

  • The vast majority of people in Australia live in big cities.

  • In the vast majority of cases, lung cancer is caused by smoking.

Note:
Related collocations include "substantial majority" and "overwhelming majority"

Quick Quiz

If the vast majority of people voted for the Social Party, it

a. almost won the election

b. easily won the election

c. just won the election

Contributor: Matt Errey