few and far between
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- (idiomatic) Rare and scarce; hard to find.
2010 December 29, Mark Vesty, “Wigan 2 - 2 Arsenal”, in BBC:
- The gear change never happened and although chances were few and far between in the second half it looked like below-par Arsenal would escape the DW Stadium with three points - especially when N'Zogbia was sent off with 12 minutes to play.