beyond\ number

• beyond measure
• beyond number
• without number
adj or adv. phr. formal
So much that it can not be measured or figured without any limits.

With her parents reunited and present at her graduation, she had happiness beyond measure.

No one envied him for he was popular beyond measure.


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

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