For the Most Part

Meaning of Idiom ‘For the Most Part’

For the most part means in general; usually; mostly. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

See synonyms:

By and Large

On the Whole

Examples Of Use

“For the most part I agree with you but you can’t tell me women don’t deserve equal pay.”

“Wayne’s a good student for the most part.”

“Do you like the new girl they hired yesterday?” asked Jill. “For the most part,” said Keith, “although she can be a bit overearnest at times.”

Origin

Used since the late 1300s.

3Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

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Sources   [ + ]

1. Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary]. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.
2, 3. Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.