more than you can shake a stick at




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - more than you can shake a stick at

"more than you can shake a stick at"

a lot;

too many to count

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - more than you can shake a stick at

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Do we have enough interns that you could assign one to me for the day, please?

Colleague 2: We have more interns than we can shake a stick at. Take two.

Colleague 1: I could definitely use the help and if there are interns to spare, sure two would be great, thanks.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - more than you can shake a stick at

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Look at the butterflies in this field. I have never seen so many in one place before.

Friend 2: Me neither. There are more butterflies than you can shake a stick at. I wonder why they are all here.

Friend 1: Who knows but how amazing, right?

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more than you can shake a stick at - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for more than you can shake a stick at.




more than you can shake a stick at - Examples:

1)  ... cities burning everywhere, more signs that said 'Repent' than you can shake a stick at

2)  Seriously, the twentieth century spawned more relationship gurus than one could shake a stick at, but for all of their " expert " advice, divorce is on the rise.

3)  Adrian has more talent than you can shake a stick at

4)  ... street hockey, tons of babies and dogs, more crazy bikes than you can shake a stick at, and general merry mayhem.

5)  And there are more conspiracy theories than one can shake a stick at. The growing influence of the right-wing and their theocratic ideas ...

6)  I have been sworn at by more customers and patients than I can shake a stick at.

7)  ... a potentially lethal experience. I have seen more burnt out cars/lorries/coaches than you can shake a stick at.

8)  Tips packed more comedy references into this one ad than you can shake a stick at. Poking fun at the brand's penchant for chimp stars, ...

9)  ... shiny, glamorous new city packed to the rafters with more shops than you can shake a stick at and opportunities for offbeat activities such as desert safaris and a night ...

10)  ... decorative china plates there, plus more books, paintings and cushions than you can shake a stick at. The stylish mishmash and comfy upholstered sofas make for a warmth ...

11)  A great world, loads of action and more plot twist than you can shake a stick at. Couldn't put it down.

12)  I've written more briefs on this than you can shake a stick at

13)  ... sharp guitar work and infectious sing along melodies, attracting more fans than you can shake a stick at. # The band have worked hard to establish themselves.

14)  ... the relevant standards. You'll get more TLAs (three-letter-acronyms) than you can shake a stick at (PHP, CSS, ASP) and your pages will load ...

15)  World history and geography on every level. More classes than I could shake a stick at and professors willing to indulge my thirst for history. 

16)  Now I'm a graphic designer and make more money than I can shake a stick at

17)  ... tax dollars here in Texas. We have more military bases here than you can shake a stick at. Not to mention NASA. 

18)  I've used more than I can shake a stick at and I've never seen one without a quick learning curve.

19)   With more action than you can shake a stick at, it seems only natural that a video game would be excellent

20)  ... like buying multi millions of rounds of ammo and also more arms than you can shake a stick at; I believe they are up to no damned good.