single digits


chiefly US
: a number or percentage that is 9 or less
They won the game by single digits.
The state's unemployment rate is in the single digits.

Examples of single digits in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s also set to be the shortest of any of the show’s seasons, with an episode count likely in the single digits. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 May 2024 Advertisement His current lead among those younger voters is somewhere between the single digits and high teens, according to a variety of polls. Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 Biden is +6 points among seniors -- also non-significant, but a group Trump won by single digits in 2020. Gary Langer, ABC News, 5 May 2024 Yet 70 percent of respondents said the BJP is best suited to run India, with two opposition parties trailing in single digits, Attri found. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2024 Noah Kaufman covers coffee, all the ways to make it, and has only just recently reduced the number of coffee makers in his basement to the single digits. Noah Kaufman, Bon Appétit, 12 Apr. 2024 Still, that number pales in comparison to the 1980s, when real rates often hovered in the high single digits and 30-year mortgages averaged 12.74%. Tom Saler, Journal Sentinel, 11 Apr. 2024 Not whether anyone can beat the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed but whether anyone can get within single digits. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Apr. 2024 The Wolves never even pulled within single digits after that. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 6 Apr. 2024

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“Single digits.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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