Allbut-smthg

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Definition

(the report is) all but (finished): (the report is) almost, nearly, virtually (finished)
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Examples

  • "We consulted a team of lawyers and real-estate agents before even filling out all the forms. We were all but assured by a clerk in your own office that the paperwork was in perfect order."
  • "It's no secret that Chinese companies have all but cornered the market on production and manufacturing, creating everything from A to Z for Western companies at favorable rates."

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