as often as not
Prepositional phrase
  1. (idiomatic) More or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.
    • 1896, Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Persons of the Tale" in Fables:
      "I am a man that tries to do his duty, and makes a mess of it as often as not."
    • 2012 Oct. 24, Eamon Javers, "Spies and Co. ↗," New York Times (retrieved 29 Oct 2013):
      As often as not, the perpetrators have been other Americans — motivated not by patriotism for a foreign flag, but by simple profit.



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