good deal

[good deal] or [great deal] {n.}, {informal} A large amount; much.- Used with "a".

Mrs. Walker's long illness cost her a good deal.

George spends a great deal of his time watching television.

-Often used like an adverb.

Cleaning up after the party took a greatdeal more work than the girls expected.

Usually it takes Fatherhalf an hour to drive to work, but in bad weather it takes a good deallonger.

Mother likes the gloves Mary gave her, and she uses them agood deal.

George is a good deal like his father; they both loveto eat.

Syn.: A LOT, QUITE A LITTLE. Compare: ALL KINDS OF, GOODMANY. Contrast: A LITTLE.