can count on the fingers of one hand

can count on the fingers of one hand

A phrase used to emphasize that something happens rarely. A: "She said that she watches your kids all the time." B: "Oh please! I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times she's babysat for me." If you loaned Andy money, good luck getting it back. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times he's repaid me.
See also: can, count, finger, hand, of, on, one

can/could count (something) on the fingers of one hand

A phrase used to emphasize that something happens rarely. A: "She said that she watches your kids all the time." B: "Oh please! I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times she's babysat for me." If you loaned Andy money, good luck getting it back. I can count the number of times he's repaid me on the fingers of one hand.
See also: can, could, count, finger, hand, of, on, one
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