by the yard


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by the yard

In large quantities. Although this definition is broad, a "yard," when used as a unit of measure, equals three feet. I worry that our candidate's controversial comments will inspire articles by the yard.
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by the yard

in large numbers or quantities.
2002 Guardian Culture became a commodity: painters sold landscapes cut up by the foot for home decoration; booksellers offered books by the yard; publishers traded copyrights.
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