a (damn) sight less/fewer (something)

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a (damn) sight less/fewer (something)

Quite a lot less or fewer of something (than someone or something). "Damn" is used to emphasize the degree to which an amount is less/fewer. ("Less" is used when discussing uncountable nouns, while "fewer" is used with countable nouns.) We were much busier than we had expected, so we had a sight fewer staff than we needed. Excuse me, she has a damn sight less experience than I do in this matter, so I'll thank you to refer to me in the future.
See also: less, sight
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It''s a damn sight less than the Government say it is.
"The psychological blow of being in the bottom three after seven games is a damn sight less damaging than being there from game number 18 to game umber 36, as I experienced at Fulham.
"The psychological blow of being there after seven games is a damn sight less damaging than being there from game number 18 to game number 36, as I experienced at Fulham.
Okay, it would cost them compo, but a damn sight less than they paid for Tony Mowbray.
Is the UK a damn sight less democratic and fair towards its constituent nations than was the former USSR towards its constituent republics?
And before you accuse me of climate catastrophe, it does 27mpg and the stuff coming out the exhaust is a damn sight less toxic than all those old Ford Sierras, builders vans and buses.
Why not employ a handful of decent administrators who surely could spend their time engaging professionals to do all manner of work on their behalf and cost us taxpayers a damn sight less?
Apart from the fact it's an incredibly snobby remark, shop assistants cause a damn sight less grief than over-paid lawyers
And probably pay out a damn sight less than pounds 2m.
We can expect to be told a damn sight less politely by the European paymasters, notably the Germans, if our farmers again abstain because they don't want to share the lolly with the East Europeans.
If such teens knew they were surrounded by "normalized" queers in high places, they'd be a damn sight less desperate.
And, if we're looking at Sir Ian's record, it's a damn sight less impressive than Hayman's.
If we had performance-related pay we would be paid a damn sight less.'
I've only been booked twice all season which is a damn sight less than back home.
And Joan's requirements are a damn sight less than those of people's like J-Lo, Madonna and Mariah Carey, who have entire rooms redecorated and refurbished before they'll ever set foot in them.