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few and far between

Meaning: You can say things are few and far between when there aren't many of them around.

For example:

  • Good jobs are few and far between this year, so you should take this one while you can.

  • My sister's friends are always saying that good-looking single men are few and far between these days.

Quick Quiz:

If good, cheap apartments are few and far between, they are
  1. too far away
  2. far too expensive
  3. difficult to find

Discuss: few and far between

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