Definition of count something on the fingers of one hand in English:

count something on the fingers of one hand

phrase

  • Used to emphasize the small number of a particular thing.

    ‘I could count on the fingers of one hand the men I know who are desperate to experience fatherhood’
    • ‘Throughout the eighteen years of Conservative government, the total number of Cabinet ministers with children in the state system could be counted on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘The real favourites for the title can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and first on everyone's list, invariably, is Hewitt.’
    • ‘He said he could count such days on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘You can count the pro-victim charities on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘They could literally count the fascist infiltrators on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘Yes, there are a few maestros who conjure up a faint aura of that golden age, but they can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and all of them are firmly committed to other posts.’
    • ‘The number of mistakes he made in his career could be counted on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘The support they receive from the fans is incredible considering that the number of trophies they have won in the last fifty years can be counted on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘The number of classic albums made since the launch of CD as a format can be counted on the fingers of one hand.’
    • ‘As for other female stars, you can count them on the fingers of one hand.’