one, etc. in a million
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.
one, etc. in a ˈmilliona 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