- (idiomatic) A large number or amount.
1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part II, London: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-216012-4:
- Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. There was a great deal of them, lavish both in material and in workmanship.
1996, Kevin Hogan, The psychology of persuasion, page 60:
- Physicians wield a great deal of power.
2008, Andrzej Nowak, History and geopolitics: a contest for Eastern Europe, page 195:
- The low-keyed vision of Poland as a small and humble supplicant of the European Union still has a great deal of supporters.