By and Large

Meaning of Idiom ‘By and Large’ By and large means generally; usually; everything considered; speaking broadly. 1Spears, Richard A. McGraw-Hill’s American Idioms Dictionary. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2008.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010. See synonyms: On the Whole For the Most Part Examples Of Use “By and large, the fundraiser was successful.” “By … Read more

At Large

Meaning of Idiom ‘At Large’ To be at large means to be free; not in custody, imprisoned, or otherwise confined. A synonym for on the loose. Less Common Meanings 1. At length, fully; generally. 2. Elected to represent an entire group rather than just a segment. 1Jarvie, Gordon. Bloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms. London: Bloomsbury, 2009. 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary … Read more