not a few

not a few
See: QUITE A FEW.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • not a few — ► not a few a considerable number. Main Entry: ↑few …   English terms dictionary

  • not a few — phrasal : quite a few not a few of the members were absent a custom followed in not a few countries * * * not a few A good number (of) • • • Main Entry: ↑few * * * a considerable number his fiction has caused not a few readers …   Useful english dictionary

  • not a few — quite a few or a good few or not a few a good few or not a few a fairly large number of people or things The letter arrived quite a few days ago. I ve turned down a good few job offers …   English dictionary

  • not a few — See: QUITE A FEW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not\ a\ few — See: quite a few …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not a few — a considerable number. → few …   English new terms dictionary

  • few — W1S1 [fju:] determiner, pron, adj comparative fewer superlative fewest [: Old English; Origin: feawa] 1.) [no comparative] a small number of things or people a few ▪ I have to buy a few things at the supermarket. ▪ Pam called to say she s going… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • few — [ fju ] (comparative fewer; superlative fewest) function word, quantifier *** Few can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a plural noun): Few people live there now. There were a few animals in the barn. as a pronoun: Many… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • few — ► DETERMINER , PRONOUN , & ADJECTIVE 1) (a few) a small number of. 2) not many. ► NOUN (the few) ▪ a select minority. ● few and far between Cf. ↑few and far between …   English terms dictionary

  • few and far between — {adj. phr.} Not many; few and scattered; not often met or found; rare. Used in the predicate. * /People who will work as hard as Thomas A. Edison are few and far between./ * /Places where you can get water are few and far between in the desert./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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