One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extremely little or few (used for emphasis)‘police still know precious little about the dead man’‘you'll find precious few attractions open outside the tourist season’
- ‘Let's face it, there's precious little to watch here other than the coming and going and the doings of neighbours.’
- ‘That leaves precious little time to settle in and be ready for the big end of year holiday when the whole country takes three to four weeks off.’
- ‘When what was to become York's prime rugby league club was first founded it had precious little money and no permanent home.’
- ‘Whatever the figure, it leaves precious little time to develop alternative sources.’
- ‘In 80 minutes of solid endeavour, there was precious little grunt and grind.’
- ‘What goes on in his mind - precious little, the evidence would suggest - is of little interest.’
- ‘Sports ministers of successive governments have done precious little to promote sports.’
- ‘There's precious little of my own life experience up on that screen.’
- ‘But, the room is large enough to be turned into a storage area, in a flat that has precious little of that in the first place.’
- ‘The remedy for those of nervous disposition was a mundane first half which provided precious little of consequence.’
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