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one in a million

Exceptionally uncommon or unusually excellent. Hyphenated if used before a noun. This is a one-in-a-million opportunity for us—we'd be fools not to seize it while we have the chance! My grandmother really was one in a million, and we're all very blessed to have had the opportunity to know her.
See also: million, one

one in a million

Also, one in a thousand or billion . Extraordinary, rare, as in She's the kindest soul-she's one in a million, or This ring is one in a thousand. All these terms are hyperbolic.
See also: million, one

one in a million

If you say that someone or something is one in a million, you mean that they are very special or the best of their kind. At 25, Bernstein was a star. One in a million. Note: You can replace one with other nouns. He'll be a horse in a million if he wins. Note: You can also use one-in-a-million before a noun. We still want love and the unique experience of a close, lasting partnership with that one-in-a-million man.
See also: million, one

one, etc. in a ˈmillion

a person or thing that is very unusual or special: My assistant’s one in a million.It’s an opportunity in a million, and we shouldn’t waste it.
See also: million
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