all but a few

moseen

Senior Member
Farsi
Dear native speakers, what does mean "all but a few" in the following sentence?
The core of India's film industry is in Bombay, where all but a few film studios are located.
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'But' sometimes means "except". All India's film studios are located in Mumbai/Bombay, except a few which aren't there.
     
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