Idiom: a ton of
Meaning of idiom: a ton of
Read the comic and try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'a ton of.'
a ton of (tons of): a lot of something; a large amount of something.
A ton is a unit of measurement that is used to weigh very heavy things.
1 ton = 2,000 pounds (910 kilograms)
The idiom "a ton of" doesn't mean that there is actually 2,000 pounds of something. It's simply used as a way to emphasize or exaggerate the amount of something.
The idiom can be used to talk about anything (e.g., hugs, strawberries, happiness, cars)
- My dog gives me a ton of kisses when I get home after work.
- Gross! I hate it when girls wear tons of makeup!
- You must've gotten a ton of sun at the beach—you're so tan.
- Every time I get my hair cut at Saray hair salon I get a ton of compliments so I highly recommend them.
- Why do I always get a ton of homework when the weather's nice?
- Whenever I post photos of my cat on Facebook I get a ton of likes.
- My mother always has a ton of advice about relationships so please don't mention you have a boyfriend.
- Sorry, I'm running late. There's a ton of traffic—there must have been an accident.
- My trip to Peru was amazing and I took tons of photos.
- My husband always has a ton of excuses why he can't get home before 8 PM.
- Bleh! This sandwich is terrible. They put a ton of mayonnaise in the tuna salad.
- She drank tons of wine at Happy Hour and passed out at the bar.
- I got a ton of mosquito bites when we went hiking yesterday.
- All I care about is getting tons of sleep this weekend! I'm exhausted.
- My kitchen has a ton of ants so I'm calling the exterminator.
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