in the main


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Related to in the main: stand pat, the likes of, take into account, liven up, heaping, lined up

in the main

Generally; for the most part. In the main, my employees work hard. There are just a few who give me headaches every once in a while. It's a good book, in the main. A few scenes seem unfinished, though.
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in the main

basically; generally. Mary: Everything looks all right—in the main. Sally: What details need attention? Mary: Just a few things here and there. Like on page 27. John: Are you all ready? Sue: I think we're ready, in the main. John: Then, we shall go.
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in the main

For the most part, chiefly, as in It was an excellent conference in the main. [First half of 1600s]
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in the ˈmain

mostly; on the whole: In the main, the students did well in the exam.
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