few and far between
phrasal few in number and infrequently met ; rare

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • few and far between — {adj. phr.} Not many; few and scattered; not often met or found; rare. Used in the predicate. * /People who will work as hard as Thomas A. Edison are few and far between./ * /Places where you can get water are few and far between in the desert./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • few and far between — {adj. phr.} Not many; few and scattered; not often met or found; rare. Used in the predicate. * /People who will work as hard as Thomas A. Edison are few and far between./ * /Places where you can get water are few and far between in the desert./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Few and Far Between — Infobox Album Name = Few and Far Between Type = ep Longtype = Artist = Count Me Out Released = June 1, 1999 Recorded = 1998 Genre = Hardcore punk Length = 13:07 Label = Ambassador Records Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • Far between — Far Far, a. [{Farther}and {Farthest}are used as the compar. and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further and furthest. See {Further}.] [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Near and far field — This article is about the electromagnetic concept. For the mathematical, see Near field (mathematics). Antenna field regions for antennas that are shorter than the wavelength of the radiation they emit, such as the whip antenna of a citizen s… …   Wikipedia

  • Far — Far, a. [{Farther}and {Farthest}are used as the compar. and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further and furthest. See {Further}.] [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • far — farness, n. /fahr/, adv., adj., farther or further, farthest or furthest. adv. 1. at or to a great distance; a long way off; at or to a remote point: We sailed far ahead of the fleet. 2. at or to a remote or advanced time: We talked far into the… …   Universalium

  • few — /fyooh/, adj., fewer, fewest, n., pron. adj. 1. not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously. 2. few and far between, at widely separated intervals; infrequent: In Nevada the towns are few and far between. n. 3. (used with a pl. v.) a …   Universalium

  • far — See: AS FAR AS or SO FAR AS, SO FAR also THUS PAR, BY FAR, FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, SO PAR, SO GOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • far — See: AS FAR AS or SO FAR AS, SO FAR also THUS PAR, BY FAR, FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, SO PAR, SO GOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

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