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thin British & World English

With opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together

-thin British & World English

Denoting a specified degree of thinness

thin English Thesaurus

a thin white line

be thick on the ground British & World English

Exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts

have a thick skin British & World English

Be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults

thin air British & World English

Used to refer to the state of being invisible or non-existent

thin-film British & World English

(Of a process or device) using or involving a very thin solid or liquid film

wear thin British & World English

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable

paper-thin British & World English

Very thin or insubstantial

razor-thin British & World English

Extremely thin

ultra-thin British & World English

Extremely thin

wafer-thin British & World English

Very thin or thinly

gossamer-thin British & World English

Very light and thin

thin section British & World English

A thin, flat piece of material prepared for examination with a microscope, in particular a piece of rock about 0.03 mm thick, or, for electron microscopy, a piece of tissue about 30 nm thick

thin-skinned British & World English

Sensitive to criticism or insults

thin-skinned English Thesaurus

he was notoriously thin-skinned and disliked criticism

on thin ice British & World English

In a precarious or risky situation

thin as a rake British & World English

(Of a person) very thin

have a thin time British & World English

Have an unpleasant period or experience

the thin blue line British & World English

Used to refer to the police, typically in the context of maintaining order during unrest

spread oneself too thin British & World English

Be involved in so many different activities that one’s time and energy are not used to good effect

through thick and thin British & World English

Under all circumstances, no matter how difficult

thin-layer chromatography British & World English

Chromatography in which compounds are separated on a thin layer of adsorbent material, typically a coating of silica gel on a glass plate or plastic sheet

the thin end of the wedge British & World English

An action or procedure of little importance that is likely to lead to more serious developments

thin air in thin British & World English

Used to refer to the state of being invisible or non-existent

wear thin in wear1 British & World English

Be gradually used up or become less convincing or acceptable

on thin ice in ice British & World English

In a precarious or risky situation

thin-section in thin section British & World English

Prepare (something) for examination with a microscope by taking a thin section

have a thick skin in skin British & World English

Be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults

have a thin time in thin British & World English

Have an unpleasant period or experience

be thick on the ground in ground1 British & World English

Exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts

the thin blue line in thin British & World English

Used to refer to the police, typically in the context of maintaining order during unrest

spread oneself too thin in spread British & World English

Be involved in so many different activities that one’s time and energy are not used to good effect

through thick and thin in thick British & World English

Under all circumstances, no matter how difficult

the thin end of the wedge in wedge1 British & World English

An action or procedure of little importance that is likely to lead to more serious developments

thin on the ground in thin English Thesaurus

breathtaking visual moments are all too thin on the ground


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