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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My garden is fairly unkempt and has a great diversity of wild birdlife visiting it, but I rarely ever find dead birds.
We may be afforded the season's first view of Toon's Andy Carroll (on the sidelines), who was snapped up by boss Steve Bruce on a free - he was free because West Ham rarely ever caught a glimpse of him unless they popped into the London Stadium treatment room.
Banks rarely ever use actual mobile numbers to communicate with their customers.
"The defendant would communicate with me on WhatsApp and he would tell me about other buses but he was rarely ever right," the detective told the lead judge.
Report compares him to Prince Charles' sister, Princess Anne, who does operate as a full-time royal, but rarely ever lands in the headlines with her personal life.
However, decades of experience with the IMF have also taught us that these programmes are rarely ever easy and almost always exact a steep political price from the government of the day.
Probably because Dad so rarely ever became angry with anyone or anything.
As far as your Winchester/Ultramax question, ammo companies rarely ever divulge what their loads are.
This has meant that where Pakistan served the US interests in the region or was paid to do so, but rarely ever did it will now do the same with Russia and China, with the latter especially ensuring that it gets what it wants out of its largest ever overseas investment by micromanaging like the US never did.
Plus the number one needed clothing item for those in need is new socks, but people very rarely ever donate new socks to the homeless."
And because of close family bonds, several family units can live in one compound, so there is rarely ever a need for a member to seek accommodation elsewhere.
'Events that are political in nature, unless they involve the Head of State or his deputy, rarely ever make the front page,' he said
Conditions are rarely ever perfect, so you need to adjust quickly.
However, a Post investigation previously found that government officials are rarely ever fired, but rather shuffled around in a series of transfers and reassignments.
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.