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as rare (or scarce) as hen's teeth

Definition of as rare or scarce as hen's teeth in English:

Extremely rare.
Example sentences
  • She acknowledged the existence of differences between men and women, but argued that the reason ‘women are as scarce as hen's teeth’ in academia is due to discrimination.
  • In Australia (where I'm from) these units are as scarce as hen's teeth.
  • Good, dedicated filing clerks are as rare as hen's teeth.
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