Precious few

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Definition

precious few: very few, a lack of, not enough
noun, adjective
There are precious few people like her in this world. Not many people act the way she does.
There are precious few men to date at this company. Only 3 men are not married!

Examples

  • "This leaves precious few possibilities, but I have a couple of thoughts which strike me as legitimate options."

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