hen's teeth

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Plural form of hen's tooth.

Etymology:

  • Example of a non-existent phenomenon, as birds do not have teeth. Compare horsefeathers and when pigs fly.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'hen's teeth':

hen's teethAnything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen’s teeth.
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