to the tune of

idiom

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 considerable
A telecommunications company funded the event to the tune of several million dollars.
He put his email address on the scoreboard, urging fans to give him their input (to the tune of 400 messages a day, all answered personally).Richard Hoffer

Examples of to the tune of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lumping the Democratic candidates and races together was made easier by the outside spenders who sought to influence the primaries, to the tune of more than $4 million. Seth Klamann, The Denver Post, 27 June 2024 The legendary performer bought this historic NYC home in 1970 By Katie Schultz June 27, 2024 A five-story Upper East Side town house once owned by iconic EGOT winner Barbra Streisand just landed on the New York City real estate market to the tune of $18 million. Katie Schultz, Architectural Digest, 27 June 2024 These temporary solutions have become problems in their own right: Not only did the onslaught of remote meetings balloon—to the tune of 300 million daily Zoom users by April 2020—but those meetings are not guaranteed to be a source of productivity. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 23 June 2024 Earlier this month, the Sacramento City Unified Board of Trustees voted to place a new bond measure on November’s ballot to the tune of $543 million. Jennah Pendleton, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for to the tune of 

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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 18 Jul. 2024.

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