a great deal

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Adverb[edit]

a great deal (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Very much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.
    We had a great deal more money afterwards.
    They had a great deal less than we had.

Noun[edit]

a great deal (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A large amount; a lot.
    • 1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 11: Who Stole the Tarts?,
      “Consider your verdict,” the King said to the jury.
      “Not yet, not yet!” the Rabbit hastily interrupted. “There’s a great deal to come before that!”
    • 1994 April 23, Christensen, Damaris, “Of craters and crevices”, Science News, volume 145, number 17, page 266: 
      Landh's work only points to the fact that there are a great deal of membrane structures that are not well understood
    • 2010 January 13, PBS_NewsHour:
      So, theres [sic] a great deal of frustration and anger, really, that people want to know whats happening.