or so

idiom

used to say that a number, amount, etc., is not exact
We plan to stay a week or so.
Tickets cost $20 or so.

Examples of or so in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Junior military officers who have served five to eight years or so and are getting out is another one of those cohorts. Eli Joseph, Fortune, 5 June 2024 Indeed, Bryan’s own audience has shifted remarkably in just the past two years or so, from a crowd long on middle-aged Wilco dads to a much younger following split about evenly between men and women. Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 Over the last 20 years or so, Dinsmore says, the market’s customer base, both locals and visitors, has become increasingly knowledgeable about food and culinary culture, and the market staff have responded accordingly. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 3 June 2024 Moments later, the duo was back in action with Mahomes throwing 10 or so passes to Kelce in the crowd — including one Kelce caught precariously near a table and another by boards ringing the floor. Vahe Gregorian, Kansas City Star, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for or so 

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“Or so.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/or%20so. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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