adverbThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- In that degree; to that extent. Used with the comparative form of adjectives: If she wins the award, so much the better for the team.
- In such a degree; to such an extent: The ideas of the candidates are so much alike that he could see no difference between them.
- So great in quantity, degree, or extent: There's been so much rain the crops are rotting in the fields.
- Equivalent or equal in quantity, degree, or extent: The report sounded like so much baloney.
- An unspecified amount or degree: charged so much a yard.
- Everything that can be said or done. Used to summarize or dismiss something: So much for the real story behind this sensational trial.
so much - Phrases/Idioms
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.