in the main

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: in general used to say that a statement is true in most cases or at most timesThe workers are in the main very capable.The weather has in the main been quite good.

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“In the main.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20main. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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