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pretty much

Mostly; very nearly. We're pretty much finished—just a few last-minute tweaks to the code. Support for the bill has been pretty much unanimous.
See also: much, pretty
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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
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pretty ˈmuch/ˈwell

(British English also pretty ˈnearly) (American English also pretty ˈnear) (spoken) almost; just about: This nightclub is pretty much the best this town can offer.I’m pretty well disgusted by your behaviour.It’s worth pretty near a thousand dollars.
See also: much, pretty, well
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pretty much

For the most part; mostly: "The ... matter was pretty much dying down" (John Strahinich).
See also: much, pretty
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"I told my therapist the lineup, and he quickly went to the doctors and told them I was pretty much back on my feet."
But you skated pretty much every day when it was open?
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Any perception of the audience is pretty much gone.
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