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English definition of “could count sth on (the fingers of) one hand”

could count sth on (the fingers of) one hand

If you could count something on (the fingers of) one hand, it does not happen very often or exists in very small numbers: I could count the number of times he's paid for a round of drinks on the fingers of one hand.Small in number and quantity
(Definition of could count sth on (the fingers of) one hand from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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