more often than not

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of more often than not

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

Word by Word Definitions

more play
  1. : greater

  2. : additional, further

  1. : in addition

  2. : moreover

  3. : to a greater or higher degree

  1. : a greater quantity, number, or amount

  2. : something additional : an additional amount

  3. : persons of higher rank

  1. : additional persons or things or a greater amount


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