Friday Phrase

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One in a million

Episode 191011 / 09 Oct 2019

ONE IN A MILLION

'One in a million' is an adjective phrase that we use to describe someone's personality. It is used to say that someone is special.

It can also be used as a way to thank someone for their help or to describe something that is very unusal or rare.

Example Sentences

  • She's so kind, she's one in a million, always ready to help others - see other examples using million
  • I met the man of my dreams – he is one in a million!
  • This year’s women's footballer of the year is one in a million – few other players can compare
  • 'Angel-like' kingfisher shot at reserve is 'one in a million' (BBC News story, 2019)

Now You Try

Who would you describe as one in a million? Why are they one in a million? What is the special thing about them that makes you say they are one in a million?  Go and tell that person that you think they are one in a million! Go on, you know you want to!

😉 You can also tell us we are one in a million on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages - we're waiting 😉

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