few and far between


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few and far between

Rare or seldom-seen. Warm days have been few and far between this winter. Good luck finding a nice house in that neighborhood—they're few and far between.
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few and far between

very few; few and widely scattered. Get some gasoline now. Service stations on this highway are few and far between. Some people think that good movies are few and far between.
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few and far between

At wide intervals, scarce, as in Supporters of the amendment are few and far between. This expression originally was used very literally for physical objects such as houses appearing at widely separated intervals. Today it is also used more loosely. [Mid-1600s]
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few and far between

scarce or infrequent.
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few and far beˈtween

not frequent; not happening often: Since her illness, the former Senator’s public appearances have been few and far between.Apartments for hire are few and far between in this part of town.
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