hard to come by

Hard to come by
If something is hard to come by, it is difficult to find.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • hard to come by — difficult to attain, hard to get or find …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hard to come by — adjective Difficult to find …   Wiktionary

  • hard to come by —  Difficult to obtain …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Hard Tack Come Again No More — Hard Tack, Come Again No More is an American Civil War era parody of the song Hard Times, Come Again No More. First called Hard Crackers, Come Again No More! , it is a sarcastic complaint about the quality of some of the provisions provided by… …   Wikipedia

  • Hard Times Come Again No More — Infobox Standard title=Hard Times Come Again No More comment=Foster s Melodies No. 28 image size= caption=Cover, sheet music, 1854 writer=Stephen C. Foster composer= lyricist= published= 1854 written= language=English form= original artist=… …   Wikipedia

  • come by something — come by (something) 1. to obtain money, wealth, or goods. Mitchell had acquired some wealth, although whether he came by it honestly or dishonestly is not clear. Usage notes: often used in the form hard to come by: Fresh meat and fish were hard… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come by — (something) 1. to obtain money, wealth, or goods. Mitchell had acquired some wealth, although whether he came by it honestly or dishonestly is not clear. Usage notes: often used in the form hard to come by: Fresh meat and fish were hard to come… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come — come1 [ kʌm ] (past tense came [ keım ] ; past participle come) verb *** ▸ 1 move/travel (to here) ▸ 2 reach particular state ▸ 3 start doing something ▸ 4 reach particular point ▸ 5 be received ▸ 6 happen ▸ 7 exist or be produced ▸ 8 be… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • come — 1 /kVm/ verb past tense came past participle come MOVE 1 (I) a word meaning to move towards someone, or to visit or arrive at a place, used when the person speaking or the person listening is in that place: Come a little closer. | Sarah s coming… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard — 1 adjective FIRM TO TOUCH 1 firm and stiff, and difficult to press down, break, or cut: Diamond is the hardest substance known to man. | The plums are much too hard to be eaten now. | The chairs in the waiting room felt hard and uncomfortable.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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