for\ the\ most\ part

adv. phr.
In general; mostly; most of the time; commonly; generally.

European countries are, for the most part, tired of war.

Syn.: by and large, on the whole

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

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