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many's the (something)

There have been many such occasions. Refers to units of time, as in "hour," "day," "evening," etc. Many's the evening I've thought fondly on my time as a teacher in rural Japan. When you're young, many's the hour you spend playing with friends, blissfully ignorant to the troubles of the world.

many's the

— used to indicate that something happens often.
2000 Taxi News Many's the happy hour I've spent listening to cabbies thrash that one out.
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In "Tapestry," for example, Jones has Anne Perry's mother set the tone and theme for the story in one stroke: "Honey, I needs to confess to you that many's the woman in the world done been bamboozled by nothing.
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Many's the time he has persuaded grocery's great and good to cough up a few thousand quid in the cause of charity.
Many's the manager who'd love to fire off that last message in an effort to stanch the excess of electronic mail - from social FYIs to business updates - clogging computer screens, and workdays, everywhere.
But many's the political book that's full of detailed arguments, with nary a genuine insight among them.
Many's the time when they've delayed action to the point that when a player, club or manager comes in front of them, you've forgotten what it was they did in the first place.