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    On A Larger Note

    I understand "on a happier note" to mean that the mood of the conversation becomes happier. But recently, I saw this phrase:

    "on a larger note"

    I could not quite understand this, because it seems to mean the mood of the conversation becomes larger. Please help me!

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    Re: On A Larger Note

    not a teacher

    You say that you "saw this phrase". Can you give us the context, because the meaning is not at all obvious?
    Are you sure you didn't mishear "On a lighter note"?

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    Re: On A Larger Note

    ( schimpf4illinois.com/views_on_abortion )
    "On a larger note, I strongly oppose any politician that uses the authority of their office to limit the happiness of others."

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    Re: On A Larger Note

    Quote Originally Posted by evert View Post
    ( schimpf4illinois.com/views_on_abortion )
    "On a larger note, I strongly oppose any politician that uses the authority of their office to limit the happiness of others."
    It appears that the speaker is using "larger note" to expand the discussion from the actions of one politician to "any politician".

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    Re: On A Larger Note

    not a teacher

    Thanks for the context evert. It's always helpful to provide that information along with your question, in the first post.
    I haven't seen this phrase before and can't find any other examples in the Corpus of American English.
    However, in this context it does seem to mean something like: "Speaking more generally", "Looking at the broader picture".

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    Re: On A Larger Note

    Please post a question only once, evert. posting duplicate questions can lead to confusing answers and time-wasting.

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    Re: On A Larger Note

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