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I want to say he invited so many people and the house is (full of man?!)

Rabbits mate very fast and Australia gets (full of rabbits?!)

What is the phrase which use in this cases? Something that is extremely much in numbers?

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    You don't want to have to count; change the situation instead. If a collection of count nouns gets really big, its granularity gets smaller and you can treat it as a fluid, like flour or sand, and use verbs like overflow with. A house can overflow with people, and Australia with rabbits (metaphorically, of course). – John Lawler Jan 1 '17 at 17:53
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    I have always liked plethora, meaning a superabundance or a glut... a plethora of rabbits, people – Cascabel Jan 1 '17 at 17:57
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    Sounds like your house is overrun with rabbits. Good luck with that. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 1 '17 at 17:58
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    How about "inundated" or "to the brim"? In some sense, these expressions give a feel of overwhelming fullness. – Monzoor Jan 1 '17 at 18:02
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    As an aside, @Jim’s comment illustrates an important problem with this question: is the multitude of these things a good thing or a bad thing? If the house is filled to the brim with party guests, that may well be a good thing, and you could say the house is teeming with guests. Rabbits in Australia on the other hand are a major pest, which is why we think of Australia as overrun with rabbits. But most words for this will depend on whether the number of things is good or bad. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Jan 1 '17 at 18:06
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Some or the words that you would like to use would be

Inundate, Deluge, Plethora, Cascade (Because a large number of rabbits are begotten in one go).

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