great deal

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great deal

  1. (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.