quite a little

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, ↑raft, ↑sight, ↑slew, ↑spate, ↑stack, ↑tidy sum, ↑wad
Derivationally related forms: ↑wad (for: ↑wad), ↑plenteous (for: ↑plenty), ↑pile (for: ↑pile), ↑heap (for: ↑heap)
Hyponyms: ↑flood, ↑inundation, ↑deluge, ↑torrent, ↑haymow

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a fairly large amount of

some spoke quite a little English

a considerable

it turned out to be quite a little bonanza


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • quite a little — or {informal}[quite a bit] also {formal}[not a little] {n.} or {adj. phr.} Rather a large amount; rather much; more than a little. * /We are not finished; quite a little is left to do./ * /Cleaning the backyard needed quite a little work./ The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quite a little — or {informal}[quite a bit] also {formal}[not a little] {n.} or {adj. phr.} Rather a large amount; rather much; more than a little. * /We are not finished; quite a little is left to do./ * /Cleaning the backyard needed quite a little work./ The… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quite\ a\ little\ bit — • quite a little (bit) • not a little formal • quite a bit informal noun or adj. phr. Rather a large amount; rather much; more than a little. We are not finished; quite a little is left to do. Cleaning the backyard needed quite a little work. the …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • quite — [ kwaıt ] function word *** Quite can be used in the following ways: as an adverb (before an adjective or adverb): I was quite angry with her. (before a verb): I quite agree with you. I can t quite decide which dress to wear today. as a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quite a bit — See: QUITE A LITTLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quite a bit — See: QUITE A LITTLE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quite a something — ˈquite a/the sth idiom (also informal ˈquite some sth) used to show that a person or thing is particularly impressive or unusual in some way • She s quite a beauty. • …   Useful english dictionary

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