quite a few
Rather a large number; more than a few.
Quite a few went to the game.
The basket had quite a few rotten apples in it.
- The phrase "quite a number" is used like an adjective only before "less", "more".
Few people saw the play on the first night but quite a number more came on the second night.
- Sometimes used like an adverb.
We still have quite a few more miles to go before we reach New York.