"And if you thought you saw anything there, understand that there are more illusions in a tinker's cart that there are in the rest of the world. And that's saying a good deal, for it' a shadow of a dream."

This is from ”The Story of Mona Sheehy" by Lord dunsany.

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"that's saying a good deal"

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"And that's saying a good deal" means saying a lot, or saying much.

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"that's saying a good deal" literally means "that's saying a lot".

Both expressions emphasize the importance or significance of what has been said, and are generally used after a sentence where one thing thing is described in with reference to another.

Jeff Bezos is richer than Bill Gates- and that's saying a lot [about Jeff Bezos, because Bill Gates is very rich indeed].

It can also be used in the negative:

Dewi hasn't missed as many classes as Putu, but that's not saying a lot because Putu has missed nearly every class.

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