Definition of by the gross in English:

by the gross


  • In large numbers or amounts.

    ‘auto companies are hiring by the gross’
    • ‘Before you start buying chicken breasts by the gross, here are a few things to consider about eating extra protein.’
    • ‘Still, unrequited love is on sale cheap, by the gross.’
    • ‘In 1982 I dare say I bought packets of chemical slug pellets by the gross.’