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    I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Hello

    Is there an expression which means "a lot of times"? In my language we have an expression which literally translates to "as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head".

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    I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head.

    I have listened to this song as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head.

    They have slept together as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head


    I am looking for an idiom or an expression or an interesting way of expressing this.

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    #2

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Try those (add to "I've listened to this song"):
    ad nauseam
    ad infinitum
    time and again
    as many times as I would care to remember
    umpteen times
    oodles of times

    [The last two are informal]

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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    I've seen this movie more times than I've had hot dinners.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Feb-2020 at 16:55. Reason: Added missing word. Thanks, jutfrank.
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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've seen this movie more times than I've had hot dinners.
    Correction.

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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've seen this movie more times than I've had hot dinners.
    That is exactly what I wanted my friend.

    The dictionary says it is British.

    What do Americans say?

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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    That is exactly what I wanted, my friend.

    The dictionary says it is British.

    What do Americans say?
    I've just seen it for the first time, but I like it.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I've just seen it for the first time, but I like it.
    Do you have something similar in English?

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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Do you have something similar in English?
    I assume you meant "in American English". The phrase is already in English.
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    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I assume you meant "in American English". The phrase is already in English.
    Yes. American English.

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    #10

    Re: I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head

    I have seen this movie as many times as the number of strands of hair on my head.
    We don't use this expression, though we might say I have seen this movie as many times as the number of hairs on my head.

    (Since you ask, the average human scalp has 100,000 hair follicles. [read more])
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Feb-2020 at 17:18.

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