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• good many
• great many
noun or adj
A large number (of); very many. Used with "a".

We found some fall flowers, but the frost had already killed a good many.

A great many of the houses were knocked down by the earthquake.

Tom has a good many friends at school.

Mary has a great many ideas for interesting programs.

Syn.: quite a few
Compare: a lot, any number, good deal Contrast: a few

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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