one in a million

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one in a million

  1. Something extremely rare or unlikely
    • 1686, Gideon Harvey, The Conclave of Physicians, in Two Parts: Detecting Their Intrigues, Frauds, and Plots..., James Partridge, page 43,
      ... most commonly break outwardly , and not one in a Million inwardly.
    • 1980, Larry Graham, "One in a Million You", One in a Million You, Warner Bros.
      A one in a million, chance of a lifetime ... one in a million you.