I learned a few posts about "more often than not" and Cambridge Dictionary. I guess I understand its meaning, that is, "usually".

I went through some examples in those reference and don't see the difference if I substitute "usually" for "more often than not" in them.

So, are "more often than not" and "usually" interchangeable in any cases? Is it a matter of being formal/informal?


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More often than not means more than 50% of the time (it is the case more often than it isn't the case). Usually could be almost always. So, no, they don't mean exactly the same.

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