rarely ever

rarely ever

Nearly never; very infrequently; only on a few or rare occasions. We used to go visit Grandma and Grandpa every year when I was a kid, but nowadays, I rarely ever see them. I rarely ever get the chance to go out to the movies alone since having kids.
See also: ever, rarely
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Potter the tops for Mastermind THE most popular specialist subject on Mastermind is Harry Potter, but it is rarely ever allowed, the show's producer says.
The case came to light after daily Phileleftheros reported on Thursday that the man was seconded five years ago from Nicosia to Larnaca, but rarely ever sets foot in his workplace, preferring to spend his time along Phinikoudes beachfront or at his wife's business.
It's rarely ever "just sex" because emotions inevitably become involved and are usually stronger for one partner.
Boone Immediately linked the student to one of the cafe's cats that rarely ever came out of the back room (where cats can easily go to escape humans, if they begin to feel overwhelmed) until nighttime, when the cafe was empty.
Both of them they had rarely ever seen Posey at the Smith's house
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has rarely ever been credited with positive environmental outcomes, intentional or otherwise.
I certainly agree that significant squad strengthening is vital but rarely ever does mass recruitment pay off in practice.
Although there are more online tools and channels at a marketer's disposal than ever before, customers still turn to multi-channels to make complex purchasing decisions; they rarely ever rely on a single channel.
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Today, Bolin - who is often referred to as 'The Invisible Man' because of his silent but powerful approach to art - is often front and centre of his eclectic mix of work, yet he is rarely ever seen.
The obstacles include: 1) menus are posted behind the counter too far away to take a photo with your phone and zoom in 2) light obscures the items and magnifying solutions do not work 3) paper menus are not available or do not have all menu items with prices 5) cashiers will not read the entire menu out loud (required by law, but rarely ever done as there are so many options these days).
we only think of controlling others or situations, and we rarely ever think of controlling ourselves.
Because if there's one thing that hasn't changed in history it is that policymakers rarely ever blame themselves for the challenges they are facing.
False promises are made, Which are rarely ever kept, They'll give you facts and figures, Which are totally inept.
Commercial fuel is the commonest substitute for wood fuel but in Bhutan, things go beyond mere replacement of wood fuel because that substitute is rarely ever consumed by a large chunk of the population, which continues to survive on wood fuel.