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heap

1. informal A large amount (of something). There was already a heap of people waiting to get into the store this morning. We've had a heap of problems getting our product out to market.
2. slang An old, beat-up, or run-down car. I know it isn't a looker, but this heap still runs great. My dad said he would get me a car for my birthday, but he just gave me his old heap and bought a new one for himself!

heaps

1. noun, informal A large amount (of something). He's got heaps of money. He can afford to buy us lunch. We've had heaps of problems getting our product out to market.
2. adverb, informal Used as an intensifier meaning "very much" or "a lot." A: "How are you feeling? I heard you were pretty run-down last week." B: "I'm heaps better, thanks for asking!" I've driven the car heaps and never once did I have a problem with it. You must just be unlucky. I should have installed more memory in my computer ages ago—it's heaps faster now!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

heap

1. n. an old car. (see also load.) I’ve got to get my heap fixed up.
2. n. any dilapidated thing or person. We have to fix up this heap if we’re really going to live in it.
3. and heaps n. lots (of something). Mr. Wilson has heaps of money.

heaps

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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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