tidy sum

tidy sum
noun
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
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a batch of letters

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a deal of trouble

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a lot of money

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he made a mint on the stock market

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see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos

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it must have cost plenty

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a slew of journalists

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a wad of money

Syn:
batch, ↑deal, ↑flock, ↑good deal, ↑great deal, ↑hatful, ↑heap, ↑lot, ↑mass, ↑mess, ↑mickle, ↑mint, ↑mountain, ↑muckle, ↑passel, ↑peck, ↑pile, ↑plenty, ↑pot, ↑quite a little, ↑raft, ↑sight, ↑slew, ↑spate, ↑stack, ↑wad
Derivationally related forms: ↑wad (for: ↑wad), ↑plenteous (for: ↑plenty), ↑pile (for: ↑pile), ↑heap (for: ↑heap)
Hyponyms: ↑flood, ↑inundation, ↑deluge, ↑torrent, ↑haymow

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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