pretty much

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pretty much

also pretty well
almost completely for all intents and purposes I've pretty much finished packing. All our kids are pretty well grown up now and one is already in college.
Usage notes: also used in the form pretty nearly: He's pretty nearly always right about cars.
See also: much, pretty

pretty much

Almost, nearly, approximately, as in Our homework was pretty much finished. This adverbial usage differs from the use of pretty for "considerable" (as in pretty penny). [c. 1800]
See also: much, pretty

pretty much

For the most part; mostly: "The ... matter was pretty much dying down" (John Strahinich).
See also: much, pretty