by the gross


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by the gross

In large quantities. Although this definition is broad, a "gross," when used as a unit of measure, equals 12 dozen. We definitely have more paper towels somewhere in the house—my mom practically buys them by the gross.
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by the gross

in large numbers or amounts.
A gross was formerly widely used as a unit of quantity equal to twelve dozen; the word comes from the French gross douzaine , which literally means ‘large dozen’.
See also: by, gross
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