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An extremely large number of people or things.‘we had zillions of customers’
a large amount, a fair amount, a good deal, a great deal, a deal, a great quantity, quantities, an abundance, a wealth, a profusion, plenty, massesView synonyms
- ‘The film became a massive box-office hit and my song was on the soundtrack album, which sold zillions of copies.’
- ‘They have zillions of dollars and they have organized already.’
- ‘We are way over stock on quarks, we have zillion and zillions.’
- ‘We are all surrounded by zillions of bacteria, fungi, worms, insects and predators out looking for an easy meal.’
- ‘A few quick mathematical calculations will show that there's heaps, piles, zillions more places where conditions like this exist in Space than on a planet's surface.’
- ‘His Civil War epic turned out to be composed of sets, costumes, coiffures, tinsel and hype - and the movie made zillions.’
- ‘‘I'd like to be a famous rock star with a million zillions of dollars,’ she says.’
- ‘There are zillions of people - not zillions, millions and millions of people in this country who know exactly what's going on.’
- ‘I don't feel I'm ready to take this big step yet, but I know it would save me zillions of dollars by doing so.’
- ‘The public knows in its water that throwing zillions into the black hole of virtually unreformed public services does not work.’
- ‘Stock prices are soaring, jobs are being created by the zillions, people are buying fabulous new homes, and there's caviar in every pot!’
- ‘But now, we have moved from producing billions of pictures to zillions of pictures.’
- ‘My tastes wandered in different directions, but Peel somehow kept up his enthusiasm for zillions of British rock bands until the end.’
- ‘It must suck to get busted for doing something that zillions of people in this town do anyway.’
- ‘How would one begin to imagine the excitement of checking those zillions of numbers and addresses?’
- ‘We spend millions and zillions of dollars on the space program, the Hubbell Telescope.’
- ‘I'm still getting zillions of search requests, and emails, related to the Freelance Hellraiser mix of Christina Aguilera vs. The Strokes.’
- ‘He inflicted the aural atrocity that is ‘The Frog's Chorus’ on zillions of unprotected eardrums.’
- ‘They make zillions of dollars and this seems like a sly way to get more.’
- ‘I'm trying to do, like, a zillion pelvic floor exercises a day.’
1940s: from Z (perhaps as a symbol of an unknown quantity) + million.
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