few and far between

few and far between
Very rare
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few and far between phrase
not happening very often or not existing in many places

Opportunities for promotion are few and far between.

Thesaurus: rarely and not oftensynonym
Main entry: few

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my inspired moments are few and far between

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few and far between — see few, 1
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few and far between — see few, 1
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few and far between
: not common or frequent

Really good movies are few and far between. [=there are not many really good movies]

Opportunities like that are few and far between.

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ˌfew and ˌfar beˈtween idiom
not frequent; not happening often
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