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be thin on the ground

UK to ​exist only in ​smallnumbers or ​amounts: Traditional ​bookshops are thin on the ​ground these ​days.
(Definition of be thin on the ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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