count something on the fingers of one hand

count something on the fingers of one hand

You say that you can count something on the fingers of one hand to emphasize that there are surprisingly few of them. The jobs advertised each year could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Note: You can also say that you can count something on your fingers. In the six years I've known her I could count on my fingers the number of times we've spoken.
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