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Old February 28, 2011, 11:37 AM
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Hi guys, I was reading this about Charlie Sheen this morning:

"An arrogant and unapologetic Charlie Sheen continued his rants on the "Today" show this morning, delivering a of slew of one-liners aimed at CBS."

What does "slew" mean here and part of speech would it be??
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Old February 28, 2011, 12:25 PM
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It's a noun, and it means a whole bunch.
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Old February 28, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Just for the sake of my sleepy brain: Is there an extra "of" there?

Saw the sentence online and it kept both "of"'s, but shouldn't it be "...delivering a slew of one-liners..."
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yes, it's a whole slew of
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yes, it's a whole slew of
Interesting - I've never heard it with that sense before, and it's not in the OED.
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Interesting - I've never heard it with that sense before, and it's not in the OED.
It must have drowned in the pond.
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Thank you, Poli... one more expression for my "holdings".
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Got it! Thanks
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