a lot or lots

a lot or lots
informal a great deal.
a lot or lots
informal a large number or amount; a great deal.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • lot — ► PRONOUN informal 1) (a lot or lots) a large number or amount; a great deal. 2) (the lot) chiefly Brit. the whole number or quantity. ► ADVERB (a lot or lots) informal ▪ a great deal …   English terms dictionary

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  • lot — pronoun (a lot or lots) informal a large number or amount; a great deal. ↘(the lot or the whole lot) the whole number or quantity. adverb (a lot or lots) informal a great deal. noun 1》 [treated as sing. or plural] informal a particular group or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • lot */*/*/ — I UK [lɒt] / US [lɑt] adverb, pronoun Summary: A lot can be used in the following ways: as an adverb: He seems to like her a lot. (before a comparative adjective or adverb): I feel a lot better. as a pronoun: We didn t get paid a lot, but we had… …   English dictionary

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