by the boatload

idiom

: in large numbers
We bought souvenirs by the boatload.

Examples of by the boatload in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our advice to Suzuki is to crank up the assembly plants and send Samurais by the boatload. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 5 Jan. 2023 The tourists arrived by the boatload, ready to climb 900 steps to the summit of remote Padar Island for their sunrise reward: a sweeping vista of turquoise bays set off by white-sand beaches. Richard C. Paddock Ulet Ifansasti, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2022 Survivors of Hurricane Ian who were stranded on Sanibel Island after parts of the causeway collapsed in the storm trickled to shore by the boatload Friday, as rescuers began to make trips back and forth. Elizabeth Findell, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 In the past, Martinez and Devers have produced runs by the boatload. Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Sep. 2022 Eighty-eight years ago this week, on Aug. 11, 1934, the first civilian prisoners — 137 of them — arrived by the boatload to Alcatraz Island. Amy Hubbard, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2022 As noted above, Auburn’s inability to establish a consistent run game against an Arkansas run defense that was giving up yards by the boatload in recent weeks is a concern—especially in some early-game situations where Auburn faced third-and-short but was unable to convert on the ground. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 17 Oct. 2021 If…? is executing major characters by the boatload each and every week. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 Seven docks behind the house let your guests pull in by the boatload. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, 4 July 2021

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“By the boatload.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20the%20boatload. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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