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more or less

somewhat; approximately; a phrase used to express vagueness or uncertainty. Henry: I think this one is what I want, more or less. Clerk: A very wise choice, sir. I spent more or less a half hour waiting for my flight to depart.
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more or less

1. approximately The box weighs 50 pounds, more or less. Each of the calls was more or less 10 minutes long.
2. to some degree This room is more or less an extra - we don't really need it.
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more or less

1. Approximately, as in The truck will hold nine yards of dirt, more or less. This usage was first recorded in 1589.
2. Basically, essentially, as in We more or less agree on the substance of the letter. This usage was first recorded about 1225.
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