more often than not

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Adv.1.more often than not - usually; as a rule; "by and large it doesn't rain much here"
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Much like Sade's pamphlet, in its format as a political treatise, Utopia fails to deliver an unambiguous message, yet this has not stopped a plethora of serious-minded thinkers and equally determined adventurers to take inspiration from it to conjure up and implement new "intentional communities" which, if they do not restrict themselves to the design and implementation of small-scale social experiments (Cooper 2014), more often than not collapse dramatically, with fairly disastrous consequences for the people involved.
Briefly, we read from original copy, often written in longhand by a reporter and more often than not well nigh unreadable, to the reader, who made corrections on a galley proof.