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Tidy sum   /tˈaɪdi səm/   Listen
Tidy sum

(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent.  Synonyms: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad.  "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" , "A slew of journalists" , "A wad of money"

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"Tidy sum" Quotes from Famous Books

... be until noon giving us the facts. And if the robbers looted dad's office, even if they didn't get the safe open, they may have lit out with a tidy sum, and we ought to take the trail after 'em. That's what Buck came here for, likely! To get us on the chase from this end. Go ahead! Shoot!" he requested, meaning a verbal fire, ...
— The Boy Ranchers on the Trail • Willard F. Baker

... decisively; "I ha' made up my mind, and I'll stick to it. The sea's no place for a man afflicted as I be. Besides, I ha' done very well in the matter o' they private ventures that you've allowed me to engage in; there's a very tidy sum o' money standin' to my credit in Exeter Bank, and there's neither chick nor child to use it a'ter I be gone, so I might so well enjoy it and be comfortable for the rest o' my days, and at the same time make way for a younger ...
— The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer • Harry Collingwood

... "but he must work. He would have a tidy sum by now if he had stayed with us. What is to be done? Artists have a horror of ...
— Cousin Betty • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Tidy sum" :   flood, haymow, large indefinite amount, torrent, inundation, deluge, large indefinite quantity

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