barrelful barrelful

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quantity that a barrel (of any size) will hold

Usage(s):

  1. No figure of his influence has so precariously balanced a handful of unforgettable achievements against a brimming barrelful of embarrassments.
  2. Once, it seemed that either Rockefeller or Goldwater would emerge from New Hampshire with a clear-cut victory and a barrelful of prestige to help guarantee the nomination.
  3. A barrelful of bright little monkeys and sometimes as much fun.

News

  • Audi’s $100,000 Diesel Sedan Charges Like Rogue Elephant

    When it comes to executive-class sedans, you can bet that automakers are showing off their most luxurious interiors and very latest technologies. Traditionally you could also bet on those full-sized cars sucking down gas by the barrelful.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "I have a degree in journalism also, so it surprises me that so much has changed since I received my education in journalistic ethics all those years ago. But I'm not going to pick a fight with those who buy ink by the barrelful. I'm going to take...
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: ABC News

  2. Priyanka said: "I'm really glad I'm finally working with Karan. It's a fun-filled, young, romantic comedy. I'm paired with Abhishek and John. It's always a pleasure working with these two guys. They are a barrelful of fun. In fact, I'm shooting with...
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: Priyanka Chopra Source: Sify

  3. "For certain constituents, such as officials and tribal chiefs, a barrelful of money ...... could ease the path for letting us, or the central government, pursue more broadly appealing programs, such as building roads, providing jobs, and sowing...
    on Sep 17, 2009 By: Fred Kaplan Source: Dallas Morning News

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