out in large numbers(redirected from come out in droves)
out in large numbers
Appearing or operating in large numbers. It was a beautiful day, but the bees were out in large numbers. People are out in large numbers at city hall today to protest the mayor's controversial plan.
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*out in large numbersand *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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.