Meaning of “only so much/many” in the English Dictionary

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"only so much/many" in British English

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only so much/many

C2 used to say that there are limits to something:

There are only so many hours in your working day - you cannot possibly do all the work.

(Definition of “only so much/many” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)