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copious free time

A hypothetical amount of time set aside to complete or undertake some task, which is insinuated sarcastically as never going to take place. Sure, I'll do that for you in my copious free time—right after I pick up the kids from school, get the groceries, clean the house, and cook dinner!
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In this work, copious notes and documents accompany descriptions of these and other occurrences.
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If you suddenly inherited an obscene amount of money, what would you do with it (after copious donations to the Houle Foundation, of course)?
His obvious command of the facts and copious documentation are often overshadowed by his pompous tone, overuse of certain stock words and phrases, and blatant hostility to Christianity.
I thought I smelled gin and regret!"--Jordan went back to the "copious journals" he's written since he was 17 to create Like a Dog on Linoleum, which is indeed just him, just telling his story.
One could say that neo-liberal ideology has taken a beating from the copious evidence of its shortcomings.
She also provides copious notes throughout the text, frequently providing alternate renderings of key words and phrases that help the reader develop a keener sense of the author's intentions.
William Phillips's heist flick failed to find an audience despite the copious amounts of money Odeon Films spent on promoting it.
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They peppered their tracts, confessions, and sermons with copious references to the Bible, perhaps even to the point of proof-texting.