Definition of a (or the) world of in English:

a (or the) world of

phrase

  • A very great deal of.

    ‘there's a world of difference between being alone and being lonely’
    ‘a bit of country air will do her the world of good’
    • ‘There will always be a world of difference in taste and texture between any farmed fish and its wild relation.’
    • ‘A simple nod, a raise of the hand or a flash of headlights can make the world of difference.’
    • ‘A rare flower can make a world of difference to the aroma, flavour and colour of honey.’
    • ‘It takes very little effort to do this and it can make a world of difference to the people around them.’
    • ‘I have been keeping myself to myself a bit recently, and it has actually done me the world of good.’
    • ‘I made good use of the pool and it made the world of difference to me and the baby.’
    • ‘Having the right pair to suit your feet and your activity can make the world of difference.’
    • ‘I think there's a world of difference between an arranged marriage and a forced marriage.’
    • ‘The association can rightly claim to have made a world of difference to many tragic young lives.’
    • ‘There is a world of difference between fact and opinion, and sometimes the two can get easily confused.’
    huge amount, vast amount, enormous amount, good deal, great deal, abundance, wealth, profusion, mountain, immensity
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