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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • few and far between — Very rare • • • Main Entry: ↑few * * * few and far between phrase not happening very often or not existing in many places Opportunities for promotion are few and far between. Thesaurus: rarely and not oftensynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — If things are few and far between, they happen very occasionally …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • few and far between — ► few and far between scarce. Main Entry: ↑few …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 Tomas A. Edison are few and far between. Places where you can get water are few and far between in the desert. Really… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • few and far between —    Items, places or events which are few and far between are rarely found or do not happen very often.     Restaurants in this part of the country are few and far between …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • few and far between — not many, rare, few and scattered The gas stations were few and far between on the highway through the mountains …   Idioms and examples

  • few and far between — very few, rare, the odd one    Canada still has timber wolves, but they are few and far between …   English idioms

  • few and far between — not very many or not appearing very frequently. He grew up at a time when jobs were few and far between …   New idioms dictionary

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