precious little

precious little
precious little (or few) informal extremely little (or few).
Main Entry: precious

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  • precious little — precious little/few/ phrase used for emphasizing how little there is of something I’ve had precious little sleep over the last two days. There are precious few decent restaurants left around here. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precious Little — Infobox Album | Name = Precious Little Type = Album Artist = Jeremy Spencer Released = July 18, 2006 Recorded = 2005, during the Notodden Blues Festival, in a studio in Norway Genre = British blues Length = Label = Bluestown Records, Blind Pig… …   Wikipedia

  • precious little (or few) — informal extremely little (or few). → precious …   English new terms dictionary

  • precious little/few — extremely little or few (used for emphasis) police still know precious little about the dead man | you will find precious few atheists on operating tables …   Useful english dictionary

  • precious few — precious little/few/ phrase used for emphasizing how little there is of something I’ve had precious little sleep over the last two days. There are precious few decent restaurants left around here. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • precious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having great value. 2) greatly loved or treasured. 3) ironic considerable: a precious lot you know! 4) derogatory affectedly concerned with elegant or refined language or manners. ● precious little (or few) Cf. ↑precious little …   English terms dictionary

  • precious few — ► precious little (or few) informal extremely little (or few). Main Entry: ↑precious …   English terms dictionary

  • precious — pre|cious1 [ˈpreʃəs] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: precios, from Latin pretiosus, from pretium; PRICE1] 1.) something that is precious is valuable and important and should not be wasted or used without care precious… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • precious — [[t]pre̱ʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that something such as a resource is precious, you mean that it is valuable and should not be wasted or used badly. After four months in foreign parts, every hour at home was precious... A family break… …   English dictionary

  • precious — pre|cious1 [ preʃəs ] adjective ** 1. ) worth a lot of money: VALUABLE: a precious jewel historic houses with rare and precious contents a ) loved or valued by someone: a precious memory Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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