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Very large.‘a whopping $74 million loss’[as submodifier] ‘a whopping big party’
huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, grossmega, monster, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomicwhacking, whacking great, ginormousView synonyms
- ‘One family with a whopping big tax bill is in West Virginia.’
- ‘Last year the bank booked a profit of $77 million after a whopping $3.4-billion loss in 1998.’
- ‘By then, the total investment will have been a whopping €350 million, not small change even by today's inflated standards.’
- ‘Imagine a bill of €128 million last year of which a whopping €84 million was spent on accommodation.’
- ‘This jade flask was sold for a whopping £2.9 million’
- ‘Chang said his shipyard is now working on another mega yacht - a whopping 77m craft that will be in the world's top 10.’
- ‘Which means America should be having a whopping big debate about how to respond to this not-so-brave new world we find ourselves living on.’
- ‘The sun is expected to survive for a whopping 10 million years, while massive stars live to be a mere 3 million years old because they burn up so fast.’
- ‘A McDonald's Big Mac carries a whopping 590 calories and 34 grams of fat.’
- ‘His new film ‘Paani’, with a whopping budget of 20 million dollars, will be made in both Hindi and English and will be shot in India.’
- ‘The best way to invest in a fund is usually to invest small amounts on a regular basis rather than one great big whopping lump sum.’
- ‘These basically work by having your mortgage debt in your bank account as one whopping big overdraft.’
- ‘The premise is a simple one - Germaine Lauzon, mother and housewife, has won a whopping one million stamps in an annual contest.’
- ‘With a whopping $30-million budget, Nouvelle-France is one of the most costly Québécois films ever produced.’
- ‘I think my two favourite characters were Yoda, and the whopping big lizard that Obi-Wan was riding.’
- ‘Council information also suggests that a whopping 1.5 million people had an opportunity to see press information on Celtic Fusion.’
- ‘A 2.2 acre site in Carraroe went under the hammer for a whopping €1.56 million at a public auction last Friday.’
- ‘Given that the club's most recent figures put total wages and salaries at a whopping £7.5 million a year, it is clear that the wage bill needs not so much trimming as slashing this summer.’
- ‘What a huge whopping lie, I thought with self-derision.’
- ‘I can have a whopping great big Mexican meal guilt-free now because eating like this has fired up my metabolism.’
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