I think there was an idiom to describe 'lots of people', and the expression was related to truck... like tons of truck? or loaded by truck? I can't remember what it was. Does anybody know? If there is no such thing, is there any idiom to describe lots of people that will make a long line or that will fill all the big trucks?


You're probably thinking of the word truckload:

3 : a large amount - truckloads of money


It's used in far more situations than to describe people, but "a truckload of people" is an acceptable usage.

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  • boatload may work too – lbf Mar 16 '18 at 16:53
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    @lbf - Not when the OP wants a word relating to "truck"... – AndyT Mar 16 '18 at 17:03
  • 'Truckloads' doesn't work if you're restricted to the M-W definition. *A large amount of people. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 16 '18 at 23:28
  • @EdwinAshworth - What's wrong with "a large amount of people". Sure, it's not idiomatic, but I don't see any grammatical problems. – AndyT Mar 19 '18 at 14:58

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