As Rare As Idioms: Meaning, Examples, and Usage


  • Explain the meaning of the phrase “as rare as,” and how it is commonly used in English.
  • Introduce the topic of idioms that use this phrase, and why they are important to know.

What Does “As Rare As” Mean in Idioms?

  • Define the phrase “as rare as” and its common usage in idioms.
  • Explain how this phrase is used to indicate rarity or infrequency.

Examples of Idioms Using “As Rare As”

  • Provide examples of idioms that use the phrase “as rare as” such as “as rare as hen’s teeth,” “as rare as a blue moon,” “as rare as rocking horse manure,” etc.
  • Explain the meanings of each idiom and their historical or cultural significance.
  • Usage of “As Rare As” Idioms in Everyday English
  • Discuss how these idioms are commonly used in everyday English conversation.
  • Provide examples of how they can be used in context, such as “I’ve been searching for that book for months, it’s as rare as hen’s teeth,” or “Getting a promotion in this company is as rare as a blue moon.”

H2: Tips for Using “As Rare As” Idioms Effectively

  • Provide tips on how to effectively use these idioms in conversation and writing.
  • Advise on understanding the context and appropriateness of using the idioms.
  • Suggest practicing with friends or language partners to improve usage.


  • Summarize the meaning and usage of idioms that use the phrase “as rare as.”
  • Emphasize the importance of learning idioms in everyday English conversation.
  • Encourage readers to continue to expand their knowledge of English idioms.
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