more often than not

idiom

: happening more than half the time
He wins more often than not.
More often than not, I stay home instead of going out.

Examples of more often than not in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are websites that offer cheap research papers, but more often than not, they are written by amateur writers or by AI. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 9 Feb. 2024 Skies should clear a little bit during the afternoon, but clouds dominate more often than not. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2024 On Ted Lasso, The Bear, Abbott Elementary and even Succession, regular, normal clothes are (more often than not) the name of the game. Glamour, 15 Jan. 2024 De Rozario finds that more often than not, these monsters are victims first, turned into monsters by what was done to them. Ilana Masad, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 There had been snubs and surprises across categories throughout the show’s history, but more often than not fans and critics were the ones debating about who deserved what. Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 2 Feb. 2024 These models are, more often than not, less expensive than front-loaders. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Feb. 2024 The Broncos are on the road to face No. 19 New Mexico (8:30 p.m., FS1) at The Pit — a 15,000-seat arena that comes close to filling up more often than not and has left more than one team feeling unwelcome over the years. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 30 Jan. 2024 That means Purdy under center, handing the ball off to McCaffrey more often than not on first down, and then using those runs to manipulate the Detroit defense with play-action passes. Dieter Kurtenbach, The Mercury News, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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“More often than not.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/more%20often%20than%20not. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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