bushel and a peck

bushel and a peck (and some in a gourd)

Rur. a great deal or amount. (Usually used to answer the question, "How much do you love me?") Mary: How much do you love me? Tom: A bushel and a peck and some in a gourd. We knew that Grandpa loved us a bushel and a peck.
See also: and, bushel, peck
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She asked: "Can you name the musical in which A Bushel and a Peck was included in the stage version but not in the movie?
Although she reprised her role as Miss Adelaide in the 1955 film version, A Bushel and a Peck wasn't used.
One of her best ditties, which she sang to the oldest back in 1962 to the youngest, born last year was "I love you a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck
Yet British reserve allowed an encore only for Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat, while Luck Be A Lady, A Bushel And A Peck and If I Were A Bell had to make do with enthusiastic applause.
She asks: "Can you name the musical in which A Bushel and a Peck was included in the stage version but not in the movie?
Nathan Detroit (Maurice Hines) and Miss Adelaide (Alexandra Foucard) love each other a bushel and a peck in ``Guys and Dolls,'' through April 28 at the Wilshire Theatre.