a (whole) host of (something)

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a (whole) host of (something)

A very large number or collection of people or things. While this scandal was certainly the final nail in his coffin, the candidate had a whole host of campaign issues that made his election problematic. While it's been receiving positive reviews from critics, there's a host of fans of the series who are upset with the way the film turned out.
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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.
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.
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.