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be thick (or thin) on the ground

Definition of be thick or thin on the ground in English:

Exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts: good men are thin on the ground
More example sentences
  • Parents however were thin on the ground except for the usual dedicated few.
  • Sympathy for what he himself has overcome since last August is strangely thin on the ground.
  • Others argue that allied troops are too thin on the ground to make any difference.
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