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lot Idioms & Phrases


a lot

  • adverb to a very great degree or extent
    very much; lots; a good deal; much; a great deal.
    • I feel a lot better
    • we enjoyed ourselves very much
    • she was very much interested
    • this would help a great deal
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casting lots

  • noun making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
    sortition; casting lots.
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drawing lots

  • noun making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
    sortition; casting lots.
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Home lot

  • an inclosed plot on which the owner's home stands. U. S.
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Job lot

  • noun a miscellaneous collection of things sold together
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  • a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a job lot.
Webster 1913

lot's wife

  • noun (Old Testament) when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family were told to flee without looking back; Lot's wife was disobedient and was immediately changed into a pillar of salt
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parking lot

  • noun a lot where cars are parked
    parking area; park; car park.
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Scot and lot

  • noun obligations of all kinds taken as a whole
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  • formerly, a parish assessment laid on subjects according to their ability. Eng. Cowell. Now, a phrase for obligations of every kind regarded collectivelly.
    Experienced men of the world know very well that it is best to pay scot and lot as they go along. Emerson.
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To cast in one's lot with

  • to share the fortunes of.
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To cast lots

  • to use or throw a die, or some other instrument, by the unforeseen turn or position of which, an event is by previous agreement determined.
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To cut lots

  • to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw lots.
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To draw cutslots

  • . See under Cut, n.
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To draw lots

  • to determine an event, or make a decision, by drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed from the drawer.
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To go cross lots

  • to go across the fields; totake a short cut. Colloq.
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To lot onupon

  • to count or reckon upon; to expect with pleasure. Colloq. U. S.
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To pay scot and lot

  • to pay taxes according to one's ability. See Scot.
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used-car lot

  • noun a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
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vacant lot

  • noun a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
    building site.
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