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umpteen

An indefinite or innumerable but very large amount. (Used for sarcastic or hyperbolic emphasis.) There are umpteen things wrong with your report. Where do I even begin? I've been to this place umpteen times, and yet I have never noticed this little statue here before now.

umpteen

(ˈəmptin)
mod. many; innumerable. There are umpteen ways to do this right. Can you manage to do one of them?
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According to Webster's 10th UMPTEEN appeared in 1918, ZILLION in 1934, and JILLION in 1942.
From cell phone cases to purses to totes and shoulder bags, there is a huge variety of Rebagz Eco-Chic Handbags to choose from in umpteen shapes and colors, and they're all made from recycled materials like rice sacks from the Philippines and juice boxes.
It's quite amazing to think that he spent so many years out of the mainstream, hidden away in small comedy clubs, as compere to umpteen stand-up evenings.
In the grand tradition of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, and umpteen others, Gerner plays the wild-eyed poet and streetwise troublemaker, celebrating hustlers, losers, and similar urban misfits, as the band mixes a hard guitarjangle reminiscent of the Strokes and more graceful touches drawn from vintage soul music.
There have been umpteen incidents of this nature, and Cardiff Bus reacts by penalising the whole community.
"Hardening" refers to the process of fortifying a system against unknown threats, which the author says is just as important as securing against known threats with umpteen security patches.
There are umpteen betting opportunities available, it's just a shame the half-time show is not Motown-orientated!
Mark Goulthorpe has weird stuff, umpteen Gaston Bachelard quotes, but gradually gets less edgy.
The black-tie affair, featuring heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Warren Beatty, kicked off with a small cocktail reception, sans Lucas, where Jack Valenti caught up with Fox CEO Peter Chernin and Hugh Helmer showed off his umpteen girlfriends.
Cables, synthesizers, microphones, monitors, and umpteen technicians competed for attention with live musicians, like the two demure shawm players, an invisible violinist, and the flute player whose strains resulted in astral-like explosions on a supersized adjacent video screen.
There is no way for a state education administrator in Sacramento to be in tune with what is happening in Chula Vista and the umpteen other districts this person would surely follow.
AFTER UMPTEEN YEARS of contest promoters promising to offer venues which simulate "the real streets" (but usually ending up with seven-foot spines), the dudes at Deluxe decided that rather than take the streets to the arena, they'd try it the other way around.
Just picture it: Umpteen consultants and their teams in line, waiting their turn to take off the bits that they are interested in - let's face it, lots more bits would go to the labs than to transplants.
Web developers can use Hutmil's umpteen web-related features to perform global changes to web-pages.