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rarer than hens' teeth

Incredibly scarce or rare; extremely difficult or impossible to find. Support for the president is rarer than hens' teeth in this part of the country.
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| Postcode: L18 1DG A Aha, Three French Hens Head for: Brasserie Chalon, Barrow Street, St Helens Mersey pubs featuring hens in their name are rarer than hen's teeth (bdumm-tish!) so it's the French element we've concentrated on instead.
Wow, a wondrous show of unanimity rarer than hen's teeth.
His value soared in 1996 because he had attributes rarer than hen's teeth, and 18 years on rarer than hen's teeth, and 18 years on there are still very few footballers who emerge in the professional game with the same virtues.
Thankfully, safe Tory seats are rarer than hen's teeth round here.
Has no one told our political leaders - who still enjoy delusions of competence despite all evidence to the contrary - that mainstream jobs are rarer than hen's teeth? The decision might have made sense at a time when the economy was booming and jobs were aplenty.
But that sort of a reasoned decision would require a decision maker and we know that those are rarer than hen's teeth in this business.
After misleading the American people for years with lies that such abortions didn't really occur, the child didn't feel any pain, if they did happen they were rarer than hen's teeth, etc., etc., their last line of defense came down to this revealing rationale.
Indeed, with preowned hybrid Toyota Prius cars rarer than hen's teeth, and with 33,000 signing up for GM's new electric chariot--the Chevy Volt--the tree-hugging granola folks were not the only ones who felt the pinch on our natural resources last summer.
I did discover I was sincerely in need of some new bras, but that requires a whole day of bad mood and frustration because personnel to assist in lingerie departments are rarer than hen's teeth and in order to find the Perfect Bra, one has to undress, unhook, hook, unhook, get dressed, select more bras off the rack (No More Than 3 Garments Allowed in Dressing Room), undress, unhook, hook, unhook, get dressed - to find a bra that fits.
The times when an interview with the great and the good actually fulfils your expectations are rarer than hen's teeth. They shine like nuggets of gold nestling among pyrite, and must be treasured as such.
INTERVIEWS with Dublin players are rarer than hen's teeth these days - and Shane Ryan is no exception.
Goalscorers like Larsson are rarer than hen's teeth and political integrity.
Rarer than hen's teeth or a hair on a Chippendale's chest, you've a better chance of winning the Lottery than getting your hands on the hottest mascara in the WORLD at the moment.