once-in-a-lifetime Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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once-in-a-lifetimeadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌwʌn.sɪnəˈlaɪf.taim/
A once-in-a-lifetime ​experience or ​opportunity is very ​special because you will ​probably only have it ​once: A ​tour of ​Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime ​experience.
(Definition of once-in-a-lifetime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “once-in-a-lifetime”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一生中难得一次的, 千载难逢的, 难能可贵的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一生中難得一次的, 千載難逢的, 難能可貴的…
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