one in a million

This page is about the idiom one in a million.

Meaning: If you say someone is "one in a million", you mean they're an exceptionally good person.

For example:

  • My grandmother was the kindest and sweetest old lady ever. She was one in a million.

  • Kenny was a really great guy. One in a million, he was.

Note: In American English, "one in a hundred" and "one in a thousand" are also used, and they have the same meaning.

Quick Quiz:

Our friend Jose was one in a million. He was

a. very rich

b. very special

c. very strange

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Contributor: Matt Errey