few and far between

This page is about the idiom 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

a. too far away

b. far too expensive

c. difficult to find

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Contributor: Matt Errey