tons of something

tons of (people or things)

informal A very large amount of people or things. There are still tons of things we need to get done before the product will be ready to launch. Tons of tourists start pouring into the city just before the festival each year.
See also: of, ton
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tons of something

n. lots of something. We got tons of fried chicken, so help yourself.
See also: of, something, ton
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"So when we're talking about making millions of tons per year of carbon nanotubes, we're not making millions of tons of something rare."
You see these pictures of the way they do things: You wiggle your hands and this means you want to buy half a million tons of something for delivery in May at a certain price.