good deal

or[great deal] {n.}, {informal} A large amount; much. - Used with "a". * /Mrs. Walker's long illness cost her a good deal./ * /George spends a great deal of his time watching television./ - Often used like an adverb. * /Cleaning up after the party took a great deal more work than the girls expected./ * /Usually it takes Father half an hour to drive to work, but in bad weather it takes a good deal longer./ * /Mother likes the gloves Mary gave her, and she uses them a good deal./ * /George is a good deal like his father; they both love to eat./ Syn.: A LOT, QUITE A LITTLE. Compare: ALL KINDS OF, GOOD MANY. Contrast: A LITTLE.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • good deal of — • good deal of • great deal of much; a lot of (+ uncountable noun) …   Idioms and examples

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  • good deal — or[great deal] {n.}, {informal} A large amount; much. Used with a . * /Mrs. Walker s long illness cost her a good deal./ * /George spends a great deal of his time watching television./ Often used like an adverb. * /Cleaning up after the party… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • good deal — noun (often followed by of ) a large number or amount or extent (Freq. 13) a batch of letters a deal of trouble a lot of money he made a mint on the stock market see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos it must have cost plenty …   Useful english dictionary

  • Good deal! — exclam. That is good! (Old, but still heard.) □ Everyone is here on time! Good deal! □ Good deal! My tax refund just arrived! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • good deal — noun Date: before 12th century a considerable quantity or extent ; lot < knows a good deal about disease > < a good deal faster > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • good deal — excellent, great, good (American Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Good-deal bounds — are price bounds for a financial portfolio which depends on an individual trader s preferences. Mathematically, if A is a set of portfolios with future outcomes which are acceptable to the trader, then define the function by where AT is the set… …   Wikipedia

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