more than one 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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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