pretty much

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pretty much

Almost, nearly, approximately, as in Our homework was pretty much finished. This adverbial usage differs from the use of pretty for "considerable" (as in pretty penny). [c. 1800]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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