thick on the ground
phrasal plentiful, abundant

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thick on the ground — existing or occurring in large amounts Hotels and restaurants are thick on the ground along the strip. Presidential candidates are thick on the ground this year. [=there are a lot of presidential candidates this year] • • • Main Entry: ↑thick * …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — often in negatives or questions british phrase if things or people are thick on the ground, there are many of them Thesaurus: to exist in large or larger amountssynonym Main entry: thick * * * I be thick (or thin) on the ground existing (or …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — British & Australian be thin on the ground if things or people are thin on the ground, there are not many of them. Traditional English pubs are thick on the ground in this area …   New idioms dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — [often in negatives or questions] British if things or people are thick on the ground, there are many of them …   English dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — ► be thick (or thin) on the ground exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — see ground1. → thick …   English new terms dictionary

  • thin on the ground — Present in very small, inadequate quality or numbers • • • Main Entry: ↑thin * * * thin on the ground phrase not available in large amounts or numbers Such experienced nurses are thin on the ground. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thick (or thin) on the ground — exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. → ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • be thin on the ground — ► be thick (or thin) on the ground exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • on the stump — Stump Stump, n. [OE. stumpe, stompe; akin to D. stomp, G. stumpf, Icel. stumpr, Dan. & Sw. stump, and perhaps also to E. stamp.] 1. The part of a tree or plant remaining in the earth after the stem or trunk is cut off; the stub. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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