out in large numbers

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out in large numbers

Present or appearing in large quantities. It was a beautiful day, but the bees were out in large numbers. People have come out in large numbers at city hall today to protest the mayor's controversial plan. Voters will have to turn out in large numbers if we're going to win this election.
See also: large, number, out
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*out in large numbers

 and *out in droves
Fig. in evidence in some large amount. (*Typically: be ~; Come ~.) The sidewalk salesmen are out in droves today. The ants were out in large numbers at the picnic.
See also: large, number, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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