scarce as hen's teeth

scarce as hen's teeth
not many of them, few or none
  

Rural doctors are scarce as hen's teeth. Doctors like the city life.


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  • scarce as hen's teeth —    To say that something is as scarce as hen s teeth emphasizes that it is extremely rare, to the point of non existence.     Take enough supplies. Water is as scarce as hen s teeth where you re going! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • as rare (or scarce) as hen's teeth — extremely rare. → hen …   English new terms dictionary

  • as scarce as hen's teeth — ► as rare (or scarce) as hen s teeth extremely rare. Main Entry: ↑hen …   English terms dictionary

  • as scarce as hen's teeth — rare, uncommon, not many of them    Country doctors are as scarce as hen s teeth …   English idioms

  • be as scarce as hen's teeth — American & Australian to be very difficult or impossible to find. It was the President s inauguration and hotel rooms in Washington were as scarce as hen s teeth …   New idioms dictionary

  • as rare as hen's teeth — ► as rare (or scarce) as hen s teeth extremely rare. Main Entry: ↑hen …   English terms dictionary

  • as rare as hen's teeth — as rare (or scarce) as hen s teeth extremely rare …   Useful english dictionary

  • As scarce as hen's teeth — rare …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • as scarce as hen's teeth — Australian Slang rare …   English dialects glossary

  • hen — ► NOUN 1) a female bird, especially of a domestic fowl. 2) (hens) domestic fowls of either sex. ● as rare (or scarce) as hen s teeth Cf. ↑as scarce as hen s teeth ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

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