Definition of precious adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

precious

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈprɛʃəs//
 
precious little/few(informal)
 
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used to emphasize the fact that there is very little of something or that there are very few of something There's precious little to do in this town. Precious few people can afford those prices.
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