Is there a phrase or idiom to describe a situation which happens rarely?
I want to use that phrase in these sentences:
You have rarely beaten me in wrestling.
Crimes used to happen rarely in Indiana.
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I would use “count on the fingers of one hand”.
According to Cambridge dictionary:
If you could count something on (the fingers of) one hand, it does not happen very often or exists in very small numbers.
You could rephrase your sentences as:
I can count the number of times you have beaten me in wrestling on the fingers of one hand.
One can count the crimes that used to happen in Indiana on the fingers of one hand.