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English definition of “be thin on the ground”

be thin on the ground

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to exist only in small numbers or amounts : Traditional bookshops are thin on the ground these days .Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things
(Definition of be thin on the ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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