more often than not

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more often than not (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Usually; more than half the time; more likely to be the case than not to be the case.
    More often than not, tomato seeds will sprout even if they are a couple of years old.
    • 2020 September 1, Tom Lamont, “The butcher's shop that lasted 300 years (give or take)”, in The Guardian[1]:
      he would gather his courage and set out between the columned arches to ask one of the unaccompanied women to partner him. More often than not, their answer was no.

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