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

    Key Out of Time

    Andre Alice Norton