paltry few

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Small firms using desperate people to work a paltry few hours a week would be bad enough.
The paltry few who opted to own the staff cars in their use statedly had them first refurbished massively at huge government expense before taking them in possession as their personal properties.
When the feloul took to the streets, they were but a paltry few camped by the Mustafa Mahmoud mosque in Dokki, even when Mubarak was still in power.
And how can Rangers' creditors possibly accept a paltry few pence in the pound from a club that, during administration, has not made one employee redundant, sanctioned overnight stays in top hotels, sent two youth teams to Hong Kong and is currently re-seeding the pitch?
This is not surprising, judging by the paltry few diehards that attend our Allianz Football League games, usually two or three hundred spectators.
Look at the crazy scheduling times for soccer matches which can force supporters into incurring thousands of pounds of extra travelling costs, and look at the British Lions' tour to South Africa - one of the great rugby contests of recent times - seen by a paltry few millions when people across the whole of Great Britain were dying to follow the team on free to air television.
On the contrary, I regard Bibi's speech as a real breakthrough and think I know how difficult it was for him to make even these paltry few concessions.
The drain covers are targeted by thieves as a way of making a paltry few pounds from the scrap value," he said.
Needless to say, with the exception of a paltry few thousand dollars kicked out from the council to each NC, none of this has happened.
The paltry few auto criminals who are apprehended ( usually after crime sprees lasting for months or even years ( invariably ask for dozens of other offences to be taken into consideration before being given a pardon or community service.
While studying the aftermath of the Cretaceous-Tertiary, or K-T, extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, Jablonski noticed that many surviving lineages of plants and animals lingered a paltry few million years and then petered out.