One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Quite frequently or commonly.‘I had two homes really, because as often as not I was down at her house’
frequently, many times, many a time, on many occasions, on numerous occasions, a lot, in many cases, in many instances, repeatedly, again and again, time and again, time and time again, time after time, over and over, over and over again, day in, day out, week in, week out, all the time, regularly, recurrently, continually, usually, habitually, commonly, generally, ordinarily, as often as notView synonyms
- ‘Yet the design originated in the East Indies and, as often as not, was manufactured in Lancashire for export to African markets.’
- ‘Murray is laid back, good company and his chat is peppered with gales of laughter that is, as often as not, directed at his own jokes.’
- ‘A feature of the place names round here is that there are as often as not two or three with similar names, variations on a single root.’
- ‘We, the readers, know no more than Watson is able to tell us, and as often as not that is not very much.’
- ‘Moreover, they cross over onto each other's turf as often as not.’
- ‘Internet services come, and Internet services go, taking your data with them as often as not.’
- ‘Many of them vote for Republican legislation as often as not.’
- ‘Now, as often as not, we take the bone out and butterfly it, so it lies flat, and can be grilled if you like.’
- ‘My sporadic work shifts end, as often as not, at 1 or 2 in the morning.’
- ‘And as often as not, these things really happened.’
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