a good deal

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Etymology[edit]

From deal ((obsolete) division, portion, share)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

a good deal (not comparable)

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

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Noun[edit]

a good deal (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic) A large amount; a lot.
    He made a good deal of trouble for us.
    • 1838, Edgar Allan Poe, How to Write a Blackwood Article:
      You may make a good deal of that little fact if properly worked.
    • M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, translated by Mahadev Desai, Part I, chapter xvi[1]:
      A friend suggested that, if I really wanted to have the satisfaction of taking a difficult examination, I should pass the London Matriculation. It meant a good deal of labour and much addition to my stock of general knowledge, without any extra expense worth the name. I welcomed the suggestion. But the syllabus frightened me. Latin and a modern language were compulsory!

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