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one in a million

Also, one in a thousand or billion. Extraordinary, rare, as in She's the kindest soul—she's one in a million, or This ring is one in a thousand. All these terms are hyperbolic.

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fluke, genius, whiz, sensation, wizard, wunderkind, talent, phenomenon, portent, enormity, miracle, rarity, stunner, brain, monster, curiosity, spectacle, natural, freak, wonder

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  • Yes, one-in-a-million chances had been pulled off by the Time Agents.

    Key Out of Time

    Andre Alice Norton