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be at a premium

C2 to be not common and therefore valuable: Free time is at a premium for working parents.
Translations of “be at a premium”
in Chinese (Traditional) 奇缺,非常稀罕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奇缺,非常稀罕…
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