more than one can shake a stick at

more than one can shake a stick at
преим.; амер.
(more than one can shake a stick at (австрал. more than one can poke a stick at)) разг. очень много, уйма, сколько угодно; ≈ конца-краю не видно

...slavery has never really been abolished. More people are enslaved to different things than you can shake a stick at. (S. Bellow, ‘Henderson the Rain King’, ch. X) — С рабством фактически никогда не было покончено. Имеется предостаточно людей, которых иначе как рабами вещей не назовешь.

They've got more money than you could poke a stick at, but we never get a smell of it. (M. Westt ‘The Devil's Advocate’, ch. IX) — У Ватикана уйма денег. Но нам оттуда ничего не перепадет.

More of us have been hit by police lube than you can shake a stick at. — Столько пострадало от полицейских дубинок, что вы и представить себе не можете.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • more than one can shake a stick at — adjective occurring in abundance; of a large quantity; many Any English High Street has more Indian Restaurants than you can shake a stick at. Syn: more than one can poke a stick at …   Wiktionary

  • more - than one can shake a stick at — informal used to emphasize the largeness of an amount a team with more experience than you can shake a stick at …   Useful english dictionary

  • more than one can shake a stick at — a great quantity, more than one can count …   English contemporary dictionary

  • more than one can poke a stick at — adjective occurring in abundance; of a large quantity; many Check out this shop! They have more kinds of carpet than you can poke a stick at! Syn: more than one can shake a stick at …   Wiktionary

  • more than one could shake a stick at — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very many; a great many; more than you can count. * /There were more people at the game than you could shake a stick at./ * /I had more assignments for homework than I could shake a stick at./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • more than one could shake a stick at — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Very many; a great many; more than you can count. * /There were more people at the game than you could shake a stick at./ * /I had more assignments for homework than I could shake a stick at./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • more\ than\ one\ could\ shake\ a\ stick\ at — adj. phr. informal Very many; a great many; more than you can count. There were more people at the game than you could shake a stick at. I had more assignments for homework than I could shake a stick at …   Словарь американских идиом

  • shake a stick at — phrasal to form a conception of (as by counting or imagining) ; conceive usually used in the phrase more than one can shake a stick at …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shake a stick at — threaten, intimidate; point out; quantify; name (usually used in the expression more than one can shake a stick at ); …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stick — I [[t]stɪ̱k[/t]] NOUN USES ♦♦♦ sticks 1) N COUNT A stick is a thin branch which has fallen off a tree. ...people carrying bundles of dried sticks to sell for firewood. Syn: twig 2) N COUNT A stick is a long thin piece of wood which is used for… …   English dictionary

  • shake — [[t]ʃe͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦ shakes, shaking, shook, shaken (The form shook can be used as the past participle for meaning 2 of the phrasal verb shake up.) 1) VERB If you shake something, you hold it and move it quickly backwards and forwards or up and down …   English dictionary


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