to the tune of

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Definition of to the tune of

1 : using the tune of (a particular song) Amusing lyrics were sung to the tune of "New York, New York."
2 informal used to emphasize that the amount or extent of something (such as money) is considerableA telecommunications company funded the event to the tune of several million dollars.He put his e-mail address on the scoreboard, urging fans to give him their input (to the tune of 400 messages a day, all answered personally).— Richard Hoffer

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“To the tune of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20the%20tune%20of. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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