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    more often than not

    hello, please help me. I always hear this expression, " more often than not" but I don't know the real meaning and how to use. Can somebody give the meaning and give me a sample situation on how to use it. thanks!

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    Re: more often than not

    It means 'usually'. It accepts that it is not always the case, but emphasises that it is the majority of the time.

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    Re: more often than not

    Examples:

    I try to leave early every Friday, but more often than not my boss finds a last-minute project for our department.

    I don't bother going to the video store on Saturdays any more, because more often than not, all the best movies are already gone.

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