by and large

többnyire / mindent összevetve

mostly, more often than not, all things considered

"By and large, 2011 was a good year."

  • By and large, woman can bear pain better than men.
  • By and large, the performance was a success.
  • There were bad days but, but it was a pleasant summer, by and large.
  • It was, by and large, an unexceptional presentation.