too numerous to count

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too nu·mer·ous to count

(TNTC) (nūmĕr-ŭs kownt)
Chart marking that indicates the finding of a large number of discrete objects, usually cells in a urine specimen, the precise enumeration of which is not practicable.
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Too Numerous To Count ( TNTC) flies were observed throughout the sample preparation room, and laboratory reagent/ equipment/ documentation storage cabinets were found to be broken and uncloseable," the FDA inspection report states.
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And the examples for that are too numerous to count.
The problems and dilemmas confronting Pakistan's leadership -- including a deepening vortex of mutual suspicions, sectarian killings and brazen terrorism -- are almost too numerous to count.
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It is not possible here to list the gripes of the people from Al-Mahara and Hadramout to Sa'ada, because they are simply too numerous to count, despite their lucidity and range.