more (something) than you can shake a stick at

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more (something) than you can shake a stick at

A very large number; an amount that is more than one can count. When it comes to family members, Jay has more than you can shake a stick at.
See also: can, more, shake, stick
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more someone or something than one can shake a stick at

Rur. a lot; too many to count. There were more snakes than you could shake a stick at. There are lots of flowers in the field—more than one can shake a stick at.
See also: can, more, one, shake, stick
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

more than one can shake a stick at

A large quantity, more than one can count, as in Our town has more banks than you can shake a stick at. This idiom presumably refers to brandishing a stick as a weapon, but the precise allusion is unclear. [Colloquial; c. 1800]
See also: can, more, one, shake, stick
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

more things than you can shake a stick at

INFORMAL
If you say someone or something has more of a particular thing than you can shake a stick at, you mean they have a very large number of them. There's more hit singles on this album than you can shake a stick at. This bike boasts more features than you can shake a stick at.
See also: can, more, shake, stick, thing
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

more — than you can shake a stick at

used to emphasize the largeness of an amount. informal
1996 Hong Kong & Macau: Rough Guide There are more organised tours of Hong Kong than you can shake a stick at and…some are worth considering.
See also: can, more, shake, stick
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more ... than you can shake a ˈstick at

(informal) used to emphasize the large number of something: This music magazine has more reviews than you can shake a stick at.
See also: can, shake, stick
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shake a stick at

Slang
To point out, designate, or name: "All of a sudden there came into being a vast conservative infrastructure: think-tanks ... and more foundations than you could shake a stick at" (National Review).
See also: shake, stick
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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