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awful lot

This page is about the collocation awful lot

Meaning

more than expected, usual, normal, etc.

For example

  • My wife spends an awful lot on clothes these days.

  • The people next door are very popular. They get an awful lot of visitors.

Quick Quiz

We must have used an awful lot of electricity last month. The bill was

a. a lot more than usual

b. a lot less than usual

c. a lot like usual

Contributor: Matt Errey