in a million

(something) in a million

A person or thing that is the very best or most exemplary of its kind; someone or something that is extremely rare or almost impossible to replicate. Most commonly used in the phrase "one in a million." The field goal, made from 69 yards away, was a kick in a million, and it delivered one of the most thrilling last-minute victories in football history. My mother was a woman in a million, building a business empire from the ground up while simultaneously raising two kids on her own.
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a — in a million

one of the very best of their kind.
2002 Infantry Magazine ‘“General Alex” or “The Chief,” as we all knew him,…was a man in a million.’ To be sure, Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis, as he later became known, was one of the outstanding British military commanders of the 20th century.
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