precious few/little

(very few/little: I've precious little money left.) strašně málo

English-Czech dictionary. 2013.

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  • precious few — precious little/few/ phrase used for emphasizing how little there is of something I’ve had precious little sleep over the last two days. There are precious few decent restaurants left around here. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • precious few — ► precious little (or few) informal extremely little (or few). Main Entry: ↑precious …   English terms dictionary

  • precious few — very small number, very little …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precious little — precious little/few/ phrase used for emphasizing how little there is of something I’ve had precious little sleep over the last two days. There are precious few decent restaurants left around here. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • few — W1S1 [fju:] determiner, pron, adj comparative fewer superlative fewest [: Old English; Origin: feawa] 1.) [no comparative] a small number of things or people a few ▪ I have to buy a few things at the supermarket. ▪ Pam called to say she s going… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • few — /fju:/ quanountifier, noun (plural) 1 a few/the few (no comparative) a small number (of): I ve got a few books on gardening. | I ll pop into the supermarket and get a few bits and pieces. | only a few hundred yards past the crossroads | It s one… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • precious — [[t]pre̱ʃəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you say that something such as a resource is precious, you mean that it is valuable and should not be wasted or used badly. After four months in foreign parts, every hour at home was precious... A family break… …   English dictionary

  • precious — pre|cious1 [ preʃəs ] adjective ** 1. ) worth a lot of money: VALUABLE: a precious jewel historic houses with rare and precious contents a ) loved or valued by someone: a precious memory Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • precious — I UK [ˈpreʃəs] / US adjective ** 1) worth a lot of money a precious jewel historic houses with rare and precious contents a) loved or valued by someone a precious memory Her daughter is the most precious thing in the world to her. b) rare or very …   English dictionary

  • precious little/few — extremely little or few (used for emphasis) police still know precious little about the dead man | you will find precious few atheists on operating tables …   Useful english dictionary

  • precious —  1. Very (e.g. precious little, precious few, etc.)  2. Meaningless adj. expressing irritation.    ♣ I m tired of him and his precious troubles. pr  3. Notable, [derog.] …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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