a (whole) host of (something)

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a (whole) host of (something)

A very large number or collection of people or things. We had a whole host of problems on opening night, but I think most of the issues have been resolved. While the film has been receiving positive reviews from critics, there's a host of fans who are upset with the way it turned out.
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Gold take on Locharbriggs D, Ex A host the Albert Club whilst the Blue Bell receive Locharbriggs C.
There are a host of logistic issues at play that even if the A's were courting the Portland market, make it difficult, if not impossible.
TheOpen.com boasts a host of new features that will offer the best possible online coverage of golf's oldest Major.
Blount says a host of smaller groups, ranging from the local Junior League to an advocacy group for the homeless, also participate in the programming.
Dominik Wodarz of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle has considered a scenario in which two different pathogens--call them A and B--threaten a host population.
The Peru winger has endured two months of torment on Tyneside and is being courted by a host of top European clubs.
Second, even if the Service could overcome this definitional problem in final regulations, it would still have to resolve a host of technical problems (e.g., which partnership or partnerships continue and which terminate).
Legislation proposed by both political parties in recent years would legalize the consentless review of patient files by a host of third parties, including HMOs and employers, and would make it easier for the burgeoning computer networks to talk to each other.
As noted in our article yesterday (http://bizofbaseball.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5620:the-athletics-relocation-contraction-bob-lurie-walter-haas-and-the-giants&catid=26:editorials&Itemid=39), the situation is still undetermined with a host of options on the table.
But, as mentioned at the outset, there are a host of variables often times in play, and for the A's, it's been hosting teams at the beginning of the season that aren't exactly the bellwether for packing the house.