Scarce as hens' teeth

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Scarce as hens' teeth

Post by ruskin » Thu May 25, 2017 8:02 am

PJH:2387 wrote:In "The Second Witness"  Micah is showing Lucas the special rifle with a telescopic sight.  He says guns like that are scarce as hens' teeth.

I would imagine that many folks have encountered this saying in books or in conversation.  While it's an older expression, it's not totally uncommon in today's world.  Also, the meaning of this phrase is often easy to figure out from the context of the sentence.

Scarce as hens' teeth means very difficult or impossible to find.
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Re: Scarce as hens' teeth

Post by ruskin » Thu May 25, 2017 8:04 am

markisddg:36794 wrote:I know this was an old post but I had a friend who's father would use that expression "as scarce as hen's teeth" all the time. If people keep those expressions alive and pass them down the line they will remain with us....

You can't beat those old expressions.

I still use "it cost me an arm and a leg"
"play second fiddle"
"goody two shoes"
"put on the back burner"
"at the drop of a hat"
"beggars can't be choosers"
"back to the drawing board"
etc.
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