more than Carter has pills
more (something) than Carter('s) has (liver) pills
old-fashioned A huge number of something; an amount of something that is greater than one can count. A reference to a popular patent medicine created in 1868 called "Carter's Little Liver Pills" (renamed "Carter's Little Pills" in 1959). I swear, that boy's got more excuses than Carter has liver pills! Their company's got more money problems than Carter's has pills—I wouldn't be surprised if they went bankrupt next week!
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more something than Carter has (liver) pills
Fig. a great deal of something. (Older; refers to a product called Carter's Little Liver Pills.) Why he's got more problems than Carter has pills! Bobby has more marbles than Carter has liver pills!
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