Consider the following sentences:

  1. We don't see a lot of each other.
  2. We don't see each other a lot.

Is there any difference in meaning between the two sentences?
Is the first sentence common?

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    @Man_From_India you're not wrong about the literal meaning of 'a lot of...', but this is idiomatic to native English speakers and means what the OP suspects it means. – Astralbee May 24 at 21:53
  • @Astralbee This was really new for me. Well thank you. – Man_From_India May 25 at 0:18

They both mean the same thing - that you don't see each other often. However, note that example 1 is idiomatic in this context. "Seeing a lot of" something can also describe how much of something you have seen, not just how often. For example, if you said, "I don't see a lot of birds in my garden" that would mean that numerically, you don't see many. In the context of your example though, they would both be understood the same way by native speakers.

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