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be few and far between

To be 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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Even though Bruno Zevi was the sole editor of the magazine Architettura for virtually half a century, 25 years is nonetheless a long time for someone to serve as the editorial point man for a leading architectural magazine, particularly in this day and age when editors come and go after a few years with distressing rapidity and when architectural editors with a discernible editorial line are few and far between.
Yes, there are some gung-ho, enlisted loyal-to-the-core types, but in my experience, they are few and far between.