Значение идиомы a lot

[a lot] {n.}, {informal} A large number or amount; very many or very much; lots.

I learned a lot in Mr. Smith’s class.

A lot of our friends are going to the beach this summer.

— Often used like an adverb.

Ella is a jolly girl; she laughs a lot.

Grandfather was very sick last week, but he’s a lot better now.

You’ll have to study a lot harder if you want to pass.

— Also used as an adjective with «more», «less», and «fewer».

There was a good crowd at the game today, but a lot more will come next week.

— Often used with «whole» for emphasis.

John has a whole lot of marbles.

Jerry is a whole lot taller than he was a year ago.

Compare: GOOD DEAL, GOOD MANY, A NUMBER. Contrast: A FEW, A LITTLE.

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Значение идиомы a lot