a whole raft of

a whole raft of

Meaning:

  • a large collection of something
  • things or people in a very large number

Example:

  1. A whole raft of techniques was used during the presentation in the annual meeting.
  2. A whole raft of students protested against the college management a week ago.
  3. I have a whole raft of books because I love reading books.
  4. She has a whole raft of clothes in her cupboard yet she always complains of having nothing to wear.
  5. The actress has a separate cupboard for a whole raft of designer watches as she revealed in the interview to the magazines revealing her love for watches.
  6. A whole raft of people lost their lives during the floods that hit the southern region last year.
  7. He has a whole raft of guitars that he uses during various musical events.

Origin:
The word raff has been modified to the word raft here where raff means ‘huge quantity’ not the garbage. We are looking further your contribution to refine this article.

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