more or less

more or less  {adv. phr.}
1. Somewhat; rather; mostly; fairly.
Earl made some mistakes on the test, but his answers were more or less right.
Ed is more or less intelligent.
Betty believes more or less in fairies.
Compare: IN A WAY.
2. About; nearly; not exactly, but almost.
The new building cost more or less what the builder figured.
It is a mile, more or less, from his home to the school.
He has wanted to date her more or less since he first saw her.
Compare: OR SO.
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