not many!

not many!
exclamation
British
an all-purpose term of dismissal, deri-sion, etc., in London working-class speech. Its precise derivation is unclear, but it may be a replacement for the earlier use of 'not much!' as an ironic riposte to a statement of the obvi-ous.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • many */*/*/ — UK [ˈmenɪ] / US adverb, determiner, predeterminer, pronoun Word forms many : comparative more UK [mɔː(r)] / US [mɔr] superlative most UK [məʊst] / US [moʊst] Summary: Many can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a plural… …   English dictionary

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