I heard it a few weeks ago, but I'm not sure whether it's correct to say, or not. For instance, if I wanted to explain something similar like 'so-so'?

Can I reply 'more less' for the following question? "Did you prepare for your exam?" - More less. (and assume, that I would like to say 'so-so'. )

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    The expression is more or less. Others include not quite, not enough, etc.
    – Schwale
    Jan 29, 2016 at 13:29

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The phrase you probably heard is more or less:

to a varying or undetermined extent or degree : somewhat <they were more or less willing to help>

Since the end of "more" has the same sound as "or," it's easy to mistakenly hear (or poorly articulate) the words "more or" as simply "more".


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