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    Ikelner is offline Newbie
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    By Most Accounts

    The meaning of "by most accounts"?

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    re: By Most Accounts

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikelner View Post
    The meaning of "by most accounts"?
    Context would help but the phrase is frequently used in reference to a news report in which the writer/journalist/reporter refers to two or more sources of informaton; for example, "The accident, by most accounts, including the police report, was the fault of the bus driver".
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    not a teacher

    An "account" is a description of some kind of incident or matter of fact. Using "by most accounts" means that the description you are giving agrees with most of the others.

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