by\ and\ large

adv. phr.
As it most often happens; more often than not; usually; mostly.

There were bad days, but it was a pleasant summer, by and large.

By and large, women can bear pain better than men.

Syn.: for the most part, on the whole(2)

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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