so much

so much (1)  {adj.}
1. A limited amount of; some.
Sometimes students wonder if the teacher knows they have only so much time to do their lessons.
If you can't give everyone a full glass of milk, just put so much milk in each glass.
2. Equally or amounting to; only amounting to. — Often used for emphasis.
Charley spends money as if it were so much paper.
What Mary said was so much nonsense; there wasn't a word of truth in it.
Compare: SO MANY (1).
Categories: adjective emphasis time