more than someone can shake a stick at

Definition of more than someone can shake a stick at

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  more than anyone can count :  a lot She has more troubles than you can shake a stick at.

Word by Word Definitions

moreplay
  1. :  greater

    :  additional, further

  1. :  in addition

    :  moreover

  1. :  a greater quantity, number, or amount

    :  something additional :  an additional amount

    :  persons of higher rank

  1. :  additional persons or things or a greater amount

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  to put in a can :  preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

    :  to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

    :  to hit (a shot) in basketball

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto

shakeplay
  1. :  to move irregularly to and fro

    :  to vibrate especially as the result of a blow or shock

    :  to tremble as a result of physical or emotional disturbance

  1. :  an act of shaking: such as

    :  an act of shaking hands

    :  an act of shaking oneself

stickplay
  1. :  a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: such as

    :  a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch

    :  a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material

  1. :  to hit or propel (something, such as a hockey puck) with a stick

  1. :  to pierce with something pointed :  stab

    :  to kill by piercing

    :  to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce

  1. :  a thrust with a pointed instrument :  stab

    :  delay, stop

    :  impediment


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