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few and far between

This page is about the idiom few and far between


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

a. too far away

b. far too expensive

c. difficult to find

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Contributor: Matt Errey