by and large


by and large
«В целом». По своему происхождению это словосочетание относится к морской терминологии. To sail by and large означало «держать судно по курсу», добиваясь хорошего хода судна на должной скорости, несмотря на возможную перемену направления ветра.

He makes mistakes from time to time, of course, but by and large he's a reliable employee. — Время от времени он делает ошибки, но в целом он хороший сотрудник.


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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