a (damn) sight less/fewer (something)

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a (damn) sight less/fewer (something)

Quite a lot less or fewer of something (than someone or something). "Damn" is used to emphasize the degree to which an amount is less/fewer. ("Less" is used when discussing uncountable nouns, while "fewer" is used with countable nouns.) We were much busier than we had expected, so we had a sight fewer staff than we needed. Excuse me, she has a damn sight less experience than I do in this matter, so I'll thank you to refer to me in the future.
See also: less, sight
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And before you accuse me of climate catastrophe, it does 27mpg and the stuff coming out the exhaust is a damn sight less toxic than all those old Ford Sierras, builders vans and buses.
Apart from the fact it's an incredibly snobby remark, shop assistants cause a damn sight less grief than over-paid lawyers
If such teens knew they were surrounded by "normalized" queers in high places, they'd be a damn sight less desperate.
And Joan's requirements are a damn sight less than those of people's like J-Lo, Madonna and Mariah Carey, who have entire rooms redecorated and refurbished before they'll ever set foot in them.
However, I very much mind that since the shambolic re-negotiation of doctors' contracts, when their salaries sky-rocketed, we are now getting a damn sight less for our money - not more.