One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A limited amount.‘there is only so much you can do to protect yourself’
- ‘If people are willing to die in order to kill others, there is only so much that can be done to stop them.’
- ‘There is only so much advice, persuasion and goodwill a friend can give.’
- ‘There's only so much the leader of the free world can do in the event of a crisis.’
- ‘Oh sure I have friends who care, but there is only so much people want to hear about this.’
- ‘Imagine you're a newspaper editor - there's only so much that you can say about the acts that will be on.’
- ‘The council can do only so much - it has limited staff and cleaning up careless waste costs money.’
- ‘There's only so much enjoyment a film can give me when I feel no sympathy whatsoever for its characters.’
- ‘There is only so much space that these towns can dedicate to car parking.’
- ‘There is only so much battering, criticism and friendlessness any institution can take before it breaks.’
- ‘However, there is only so much that can be achieved through coaching alone.’
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