shake a stick at
phrasal to form a conception of (as by counting or imagining) ; conceive — usually used in the phrase more than one can shake a stick at

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shake a stick at — threaten, intimidate; point out; quantify; name (usually used in the expression more than one can shake a stick at ); …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shake a stick at — See more than you can shake a stick at …   English idioms

  • more than you can shake a stick at — a lot, too many, oodles    Alfreda has more cats than you can shake a stick at over 30! …   English idioms

  • more than you can shake a stick at — chiefly US informal : more than you can count She has more cats than you can shake a stick at. [=she has a lot of cats] • • • Main Entry: ↑shake more than you can shake a stick at see ↑shake, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • more than one could shake a stick at — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very many; a great many; more than you can count. * /There were more people at the game than you could shake a stick at./ * /I had more assignments for homework than I could shake a stick at./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • more than one could shake a stick at — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very many; a great many; more than you can count. * /There were more people at the game than you could shake a stick at./ * /I had more assignments for homework than I could shake a stick at./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • more\ than\ one\ could\ shake\ a\ stick\ at — adj. phr. informal Very many; a great many; more than you can count. There were more people at the game than you could shake a stick at. I had more assignments for homework than I could shake a stick at …   Словарь американских идиом

  • more (something) than (you) can shake a stick at — old fashioned a very large number of something. I don t know why she wants more shoes she s already got more pairs than you can shake a stick at …   New idioms dictionary

  • more than you can shake a stick at — If you have more of something than you can shake a stick at, then you have a lot …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • more than one can shake a stick at — adjective occurring in abundance; of a large quantity; many Any English High Street has more Indian Restaurants than you can shake a stick at. Syn: more than one can poke a stick at …   Wiktionary

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