a whole lot

a whole lot

To a very great degree or extent; a lot. The kids enjoyed the show a whole lot. We'd be able to get this done a whole lot faster if the boss wasn't constantly interrupting us.
See also: lot, whole

a whole lot of (something)

A large amount of something; a lot of something. There are still a whole lot of issues plaguing the operating system that we need to figure out before it's released next month.
See also: lot, of, whole

a ˈwhole lot (of something)

(informal) a large number or amount: There were a whole lot of people I didn’t know.
See also: lot, whole

a ˈwhole lot

(informal) very much; a lot: I’m feeling a whole lot better.
See also: lot, whole
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The cure for loneliness is staying active, reaching out to others and realizing the world is a whole lot bigger than the number of kids in your classes.
There is a whole lot of information in it that refers to issues beyond those that have received national and local district attention.
After all, it takes a whole lot of money to design, engineer, validate, produce, distribute, and promote motor vehicles.
Well, fornication is different, 'cause there's lots o' words a whole lot worse than fornication signifying the same act.
You usually dc a whole lot of the giving, so you might be surprised to see that your buds are happy to let you do some of the taking for once
The world will look a whole lot brighter right away.