Definition of few and far between in English:

few and far between


  • Scarce; infrequent:

    ‘my inspired moments are few and far between’
    • ‘In a world befogged by superficiality, moments of clarity are few and far between.’
    • ‘Make it easy on yourself - enjoy the magic moments in life - they are too few and far between.’
    • ‘Raises to Bahamians will be few and far between, and they will try to extract the most out of the workers.’
    • ‘But the cases where physical evidence exists to prove their innocence are few and far between.’
    • ‘There are moments of genuine wit, but they are too few and far between to make a noticeable difference.’
    • ‘The chance of people learning by experience gets less and less as the jobs become few and far between.’
    • ‘Realistically, however, at his age opportunities to make blockbusters are few and far between.’
    • ‘Benefits from privatisation/fragmentation have been few and far between but this is one of them.’
    • ‘Television ads are few and far between; the yard signs and badges are more scarce.’
    • ‘Details remain few and far between, and as yet no background studies have been prepared.’
    scarce, scant, scanty, meagre, insufficient, negligible, in short supply
    thin on the ground, scattered, seldom met with, few and far between, infrequent, uncommon, rare, sporadic
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