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Idioms

more often than not

This page is about the idiom more often than not

Meaning

If something happens more often than not, it happens quite often, but not all the time.

For example

  • If I listen to BBC 3's "Late Junction" online, more often than not I'll hear some great music that I've never heard before.

  • Bob loves browsing around second-hand bookstores, and more often than not he finds something great to read.

Quick Quiz

If Jenny goes shopping, more often than not she'll

a. buy a car

b. forget her purse

c. look for new clothes

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Contributor: Matt Errey