by the dozen

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by the dozen

in groups of 12. (Compare this with by the dozens.) Eggs are normally sold by the dozen.
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by the dozen

in large numbers He would sit all day in the dark watching videos by the dozen.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of by the dozen (in groups of twelve)
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by the dozen

if something is being produced by the dozen, large numbers of that thing are being produced The government is producing new policies by the dozen.
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by the dozen

Also, by the hundred or thousand . According to a definite quantity, as in She's buying tapes by the dozen. This usage is generally employed for some kind of rate. A 1950 film about efficiency expert Frank Gilbreth and his family was entitled Cheaper by the Dozen. [c. 1300]
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EB: Judging by the hundred titles selected, It's a very catholic press.
But"--and he plucked an old stencil from the table, waving it like a tiny, gooey flag-"you could go into any office-supply store in the city and buy these by the hundred.
The same kind they've donated by the hundreds this past year to homeless shelters, churches, nonprofit organizations, and anywhere else people look at new bluejeans as a luxury.