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precious little (or few)

Definition of precious little or few in English:

Extremely little or few (used for emphasis): police still know precious little about the dead man
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  • 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.
  • Sports ministers of successive governments have done precious little to promote sports.
  • When what was to become York's prime rugby league club was first founded it had precious little money and no permanent home.
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