Meaning: Ending a thought with the phrase "if you will" to add acceptance to the thought. Continue reading if you will
Meaning: In every aspect; on the whole; in general. For example, "By in large, everything he said was accurate".
I'm sure you've encountered all manner of theories purporting to explain the significance of things coming in threes. Here is another one for your collection, from 'Discourse & Conversation Analysis', an interesting branch of sociology that concerns itself with the linguistic and behavioural conventions that underpin day-to-day social life.