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I literally have over a thousand emails in my inbox that need to be returned. I'm sure all of my friends and certain family members are like, 'Oh, look who got nominated for an Emmy and doesn't want to write me an email back!' I need a good few hours to just sit and get on the phone.
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Meaning of "a good few" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A GOOD FEW

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A GOOD FEW

a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door
a fortiori
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good one
a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a hard row to hoe
a heavy hand
a high hand
a hollow leg
a home from home
A horizon
a horse of another colour

WORDS THAT END LIKE A GOOD FEW

Andrew
brand-new
chosen few
crew
curfew
feverfew
few
flamfew
have a few
interview
knew
Matthew
new
not a few
overview
preview
review
the few
the new
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Synonyms and antonyms of a good few in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a good few» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A GOOD FEW

Find out the translation of a good few to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a good few from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a good few» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

好几块
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un buen pocos
570 millions of speakers

English

a good few
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुछ एक अच्छा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عدد قليل من جيدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

добрая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

algumas boas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি ভাল কয়েক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pas mal de
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Beberapa yang baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein paar gute
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

いくつかの良い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

몇 가지 좋은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sawetara sing apik
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

một vài tốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு நல்ல சில
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक चांगले काही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Iyi bir kaç
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un buon paio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dobre kilka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

добрая
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un bun puțini
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μια καλή λίγους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n goeie paar
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ett bra par
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en god noen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a good few

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A GOOD FEW»

The term «a good few» is very widely used and occupies the 8.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a good few

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2 QUOTES WITH «A GOOD FEW»

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Pete Cashmore
I kept my age quiet for a good few years. I didn't see it as a positive. I worked remotely, so I just didn't tell people.
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Max Greenfield
I literally have over a thousand emails in my inbox that need to be returned. I'm sure all of my friends and certain family members are like, 'Oh, look who got nominated for an Emmy and doesn't want to write me an email back!' I need a good few hours to just sit and get on the phone.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A GOOD FEW»

Discover the use of a good few in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a good few and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The English dialect dictionary, being the complete ...
(4) Se. lt hastaught me a good few things, sir, SWAN Gates ofI-Iden (1895) xii. Edb. A good few fricnds.I\l01n tllansirll'anrhUBaB vii. Nltb.', Cun1.2,n.Yks.'2, ne. Yks.l e.Yks.| Therwas a good-few fooaks at ehoteh [church] this mawuin . w.Yks. \ Val ...
Joseph Wright
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A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases: More Than 10,000 Idioms ...
Good day. well day—a day on which a person is free from sickness, especially from an attack of an intermittent disorder: As it was one of his well days, he walked in without help. good few, a • good many, a good few, a—a fairly large number: ...
Yuri Dolgopolov, 2010
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Rajpal Dictionary Of English Idioms & Phrases
five husband/worker; to catch a lot of fish * He is a good catch as a husband for he is well-off and well qualified * While fishing, we made a good catch last evening A good few: A considerable number * A good few people gathered to help the ...
Shori, A K, 2010
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A Dictionary of Modern English Usage
The i combinations of a with few A) many are a matter of arbitrary but established usage : a few, a great many, a good many, are idiomatic but a many, a good few, are now illiterate or facetious or colloquial ; a very few is permissible (in the ...
Henry Watson Fowler, 1994
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Integrated Transport and Land Use Planning: The Facts, ...
The Facts, Fiction, Fallacies and Future of the Government's Integrated Transport and Land Use Planning Strategies-- Plus Answers to a Good Few Mysteries Construction Industry Council (Great Britain). So what actually is the current strategy ...
Construction Industry Council (Great Britain), 2002
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Free to a Good Home
I wrote for Rove for five years and had been bumping into him around the stand- up traps a good few years before then. I remember thinking, 'Geez he's a lovely guy. I wonder where he'll end up? I hope he has a trade to fall back on.' I'd love to  ...
Catherine Deveny, 2009
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Echoes from the Boys of Company 'H': The Seige of ...
We have to drill 4 times a day but we have no other duty to do and we have pretty good times There are a good few darkies about here most all of them having been slaves A few nights ago we made a pretty good haul of cattle from the rebels ...
Neal E. Wixson, 2009
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Keep Climbing
After a good few months of gaining a base in my training, I hiked back up Longs Peak, this time with about a hundred pounds of rocks in my pack. My thought was that if I could carry a hundred pounds at 14,000 feet, I could carry thirty pounds ...
Sean Swarner, 2007
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Lost in Africa
Our boss wasn't too averse to a party and after our final 'exam' to see if we had learned anything over the two weeks, we had a good few drinks. There was no superior attitude among any of the company staff no matter what position anyone  ...
Stu Taylor, 2007
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A First Year in Canterbury Settlement: Easyread Edition
A good few will try to palm themselves off upon her. If she is young and foolish, she will be for a short time in doubt; if she is older and wiser, she will butt away the little impostors with her head; but they are very importunate, and will stick to her ...
Samuel Butler, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A GOOD FEW»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a good few is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tour de France quotes: Cavendish rails on critics, Froome pleased …
"It was only a good few k's after the split happened that we actually found out that it was a smaller group and some of the GC guys had been ... «Cyclingnews.com, Jul 15»
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Why YOU should be watching Assassination Classroom
The action isn't as top-notch as a good few animes I have seen, but it's still pretty good. The only problem with writing about the action is that the ... «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
3
Galway beckons for Wood Breizh
"He's won two hurdle races as well and has been placed a good few times on the Flat and over jumps. "We'll go to Galway with him now, ... «SkySports, Jul 15»
4
The Center: Cult Appeal and Redemption
I found myself skipping forward a good few minutes to see if there was an after credit scene to offer a more pleasing ending. Alas, there was ... «The Platform, Jul 15»
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Vaccine left me ill for weeks but my GP doesn't care in ASK DR ELLIE
It took a good few weeks before I felt better. During that time, I informed my surgery but the staff weren't interested. Shouldn't adverse reactions ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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GAA bench is about as luxurious as a weekend on Lough Derg
There were a good few years when the substitutes of most All-Ireland teams could have brought a few kegs of beer and a ghetto blaster into ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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Keiron Cunningham blasts St Helens players following Leeds …
... and there are a lot of players in there - a lot of senior players - who won't be able to look at themselves in the mirror for a good few days. «Sports Mole, Jul 15»
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Soccer – “There is belief in the dressing room” – Paul O'Connor
“We've trained there now a good few times and gotten used to the pitch and the size of it. It's a quality stadium and quality pitch – probably one ... «Limerick Post, Jul 15»
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Pic: Liverpool fan expresses deep regret one year to the day after …
Unless you're prepared to spend a good few quid getting them removed, tattoos are for life. It's a realisation that has proved painful for many who thought their ... «JOE, Jul 15»
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DiS Does Glastonbury 2015 - the AZ Review
Lionel's cartoon character enthusiasm is infectious, and should ensure he stays the subject of memes for a good few years to come. Sure, it's ... «Drowned In Sound, Jul 15»

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