hard to come by

This page is about the idiom hard to come by


If something is hard to come by, it is difficult to find.

For example

  • A good cheap hotel is hard to come by in London these days.

  • Good jobs in the airline industy have been hard to come by recently.

Quick Quiz

Collectible stamps that are hard to come by are generally more expensive than those that are

a. more common

b. very rare

c. already used
a) more common b) very rare c) already used

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Contributor: Matt Errey

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