and then some

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and then some

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) Used to confirm preceding utterance, while implying that what was said or asked is an understatement
    It created a disruption, and then some.
    • 2021 July 20, Neil Vigdor, quoting Earl Blumenauer, “Bezos thanks Amazon workers and customers for his vast wealth, prompting backlash.”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      “Space travel isn’t a tax-free holiday for the wealthy,” said Representative Earl Blumenauer, Democrat of Oregon. “We pay taxes on plane tickets. Billionaires flying into space — producing no scientific value — should do the same, and then some!”
    • 2024 May 22, Rishi Sunak, UK PM election statement:
      I told you that we faced a generation-defining moment, and that we as a society would not be judged by some government action, but by the small acts of kindness that we showed one another. You met that challenge, and then some, and I've never been prouder to be British.



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