bushel and a peck

bushel and a peck (and some in a gourd)

A lot. This phrase is typically used to emphasize how much one loves someone else. My darling wife, I love you a bushel and a peck.
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bushel and a peck (and some in a gourd)

Rur. a great deal or amount. (Usually used to answer the question, "How much do you love me?") Mary: How much do you love me? Tom: A bushel and a peck and some in a gourd. We knew that Grandpa loved us a bushel and a peck.
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Although she reprised her role as Miss Adelaide in the 1955 film version, A Bushel and a Peck wasn't used.
She always said, "I love you this much" with her index finger and thumb about an inch apart, "because I've got so many people to love!" One of her best ditties, which she sang to the oldest back in 1962 to the youngest, born last year was "I love you a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!"She was predeceased by husband Thomas in 2005, son Daniel in 1984, and sister Lorraine in 1995.
There are some fine dance routines - Bushel and a Peck at the Hot Box club stands out - and good solo spots, particularly from Paul Kirkbright's Sky, Tia Chang's comic Miss Adelaide (who made her own costumes) and Joanne Ellis's Sarah.
But watching the inevitable happen was entertaining enough with songs like A Bushel and A Peck, If I were A Bell and I'll Know.
Yet British reserve allowed an encore only for Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat, while Luck Be A Lady, A Bushel And A Peck and If I Were A Bell had to make do with enthusiastic applause.
She asks: "Can you name the musical in which A Bushel and a Peck was included in the stage version but not in the movie?" print verified You're a winner when I print your verified answer, Angela