be as scarce as hen's teeth

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be as scarce as hen's teeth

To be incredibly rare; to be extremely difficult or impossible to find. Support for the president is as scarce as hens' teeth in this part of the country.
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In publishing, African American men are as scarce as Hen's teeth, but a stalwart cadre are still making a difference.
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