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many's the (something)

There are or have been many such occasions. Refers to units of time, as in "hour," "day," "evening," etc. Many's the evening I've thought fondly on my time as a teacher in rural Japan. When you're young, many's the hour you spend playing with friends, blissfully ignorant to the troubles of the world.

many's the

— used to indicate that something happens often.
2000 Taxi News Many's the happy hour I've spent listening to cabbies thrash that one out.
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Lastly, many's the time I have simply sat on the porch and passed the end of the day smoking my willow pipe.
Many's the time I've seen agents and outfitters get together to refund substantial chunks of a client's money or arrange a "make up" hunt at some time in the future to compensate for something that went wrong.
Many's the time I've heard some Jeremiah pound his bosom crying, "We all are guilty" and thought, Count me out.
The revolution's coming has been long awaited by the grocery store's housewares section and many's the department that's given up.
But many's the political book that's full of detailed arguments, with nary a genuine insight among them.
MANY'S the time I've stated in this column that I'm not a political animal and that, if pressed, I admit to being powerfully wishy-washy, a through-and-through centrist.
It might be advisable." Or: "If you've any holidays booked, can you get your money back?" Many's the time I could have pretended to be Dr Robson and got myself a cracking medical story for the paper.
Many's the time while fishing early season I've caught thin specimens, which if left for a good few more weeks, will be nice and plump and worthy of an angler's consideration.
Many's the time you'll wander through a stately home and be warned not to sit on the chairs or walk on the carpets, even though both items were clearly designed to be sat upon and walked over respectively.
Many's the exhibitor whose press conferences proved more popular than others among us hacks down the years, bearing the unfair reputation that we do.
While the demise of an ancestor was a solemn event, many's the time a family history researcher has let out a whoop of delight at finding proof of the death of a family member in times past.
Bobby and his wife Helen had a house in Newmarket where they stayed for the sales and racing, and many's the time he would entertain his lucky friends.
MANY'S the time in the 50s I cycled past the policeman in the Pulpit at Kidderminster, when given the go-ahead.
Many's the time we have either shivered, sweated or soaked in the prevailing weather while waiting for the parade to move off.