hen's teeth


hen's teeth
anything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen’s teeth

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  • Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes — is Stephen Jay Gould s third volume of collected essays reprinted from his monthly columns for Natural History magazine, entitled This view of life. Three essays appeared elsewhere. [http://www.stephenjaygould.org/library/gould fact and… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 as hen's teeth — (USA) Something that is rare as hen s teeth is very rare or non existent …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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

  • as rare 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 — ► 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

  • 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 …   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 …   Useful english dictionary