Hundreds and thousands

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Hundreds and thousands is an idiomatic expression used to mean "an indefinite but emphatically large number". Although similar to and sometimes regarded as an error for "hundreds of thousands", it is in fact not so definitely large.

It is also (used as a plurale tantum noun) a kind of decorative confectionery consisting of tiny coloured beads of sugar, commonly used in Australia and New Zealand. Similar confections include:


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