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tidal wave

noun [C] (LARGE NUMBER)   
a sudden large number of things: a tidal wave of complaintsMasses and large amounts of things
(Definition of tidal wave noun (LARGE NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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