Meaning of “could count sth on (the fingers of) one hand” in the English Dictionary

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"could count sth on (the fingers of) one hand" in British English

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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 dinner on the fingers of one hand.

(Definition of “could count sth on (the fingers of) one hand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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