any number of

any number of someone or something

Fig. a large number; a sufficiently large number. (Used when the exact number is not important.) Any number of people can vouch for my honesty. I can give you any number of reasons why I should join the army. I ate at that diner any number of times and never became ill.
See also: any, number, of

any number of

Many; also, no particular amount of. The meaning here depends on the context. I can give you any number of reasons for John's absence means I can offer many reasons. Any number of subscribers might stay home means that an unknown number will not attend.
See also: any, number, of
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Internally, the organization can use any design and any number of forms.