tidy sum


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Noun1.tidy sum - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extenttidy sum - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
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tidy sum

noun
Informal. A large sum of money:
Informal: bundle, pretty penny, wad.
Slang: pile.
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When in luck he was able to make a tidy sum; but the shabbiness of his clothes at last frightened the sight-seers, and he could not find people adventurous enough to trust themselves to him.
Somebody had to pay for the six quarts, which, multiplied by thirty, amounted to a tidy sum in the course of the month; and, since that man was Dag Daughtry, he found it necessary to pass Michael inboard on the Makambo through a starboard port-hole.
"Well, they've sent you a tidy sum," said Berg, eying the heavy purse that sank into the sofa.
I'm only thirty-four, a hard worker, with a tidy sum to boot--not that I'm boasting about it."
If each guest on BBC talkshows who is there to plug their latest tour, show, film, record or whatever, were charged PS154.50 per time a tidy sum would accrue.
Overpayments said to be averaging PS108 per household after a mild winter should be returned immediately instead of at the leisure of firms easing their cash flow and, perhaps in some cases, earning a tidy sum in interest.
His ever-growing stature has meant that Groves has been able to earn a tidy sum from the sport, so he is not relying on his family's wealth.
I would like to see someone patrolling near schools when it is lunchtime as there is a tidy sum of cash to be made.
She sells the milk at Sh70 a litre to eateries at a nearby market and her school, earning a tidy sum every day.
When I first started working for a wellknown public company it irked that the highly paid managers had free parking on the premises whereas I, a lowly paid employee who had to use a car to travel the 12 miles to work because there was no public transport, had to fork out a tidy sum each week for using a town car park about a mile away.
Even for general insurers saw a tidy sum of profit came in from their health portfolios.
The column reports that 35- year- old Kim received the tidy sum to pose for selfies with ' influencers' at the exclusive bash for just over an hour, after being flown in from Los Angeles by private jet.