Definition of few and far between in English:

few and far between

phrase

  • Scarce; infrequent.

    ‘my inspired moments are few and far between’
    • ‘Make it easy on yourself - enjoy the magic moments in life - they are too few and far between.’
    • ‘But the cases where physical evidence exists to prove their innocence are few and far between.’
    • ‘The chance of people learning by experience gets less and less as the jobs become few and far between.’
    • ‘Details remain few and far between, and as yet no background studies have been prepared.’
    • ‘In a world befogged by superficiality, moments of clarity 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.’
    • ‘Raises to Bahamians will be few and far between, and they will try to extract the most out of the workers.’
    • ‘Realistically, however, at his age opportunities to make blockbusters are few and far between.’
    • ‘There are moments of genuine wit, but they are too few and far between to make a noticeable difference.’
    scarce, scant, scanty, meagre, insufficient, negligible, in short supply
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