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thin Idioms & Phrases


out of thin air

  • adverb without warning
    out of nothing; from nowhere.
    • your cousin arrived out of thin air
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paper thin

  • adjective satellite thin as paper
    • her blouse was paper thin
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Thick-and-thin block

  • (Naut.), a fiddle block. See under Fiddle.
Webster 1913

thin air

  • noun nowhere to be found in a giant void
    • it vanished into thin air
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thin out

  • verb make sparse
    • thin out the young plants
  • verb become sparser
    • Towards the end of town, the houses thinned out
  • verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    cut; dilute; reduce; thin.
    • cut bourbon
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thin person

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    scrag; skin and bones.
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Thin section

  • . See under Section.
Webster 1913

thin-bodied

  • adjective satellite having a slim body
    slender-bodied; slim-bodied.
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thin-leaved bilberry

  • noun erect blueberry of western United States having solitary flowers and somewhat sour berries
    Viccinium membranaceum; mountain blue berry; bilberry.
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thin-leaved stringybark

  • noun stringybark having white wood
    white stringybark; Eucalyptusd eugenioides.
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thin-shelled

  • adjective satellite of animals or plants that have a thin shell
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thin-shelled mussel

  • noun mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth
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thin-skinned

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; huffy; feisty.
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Thin"-skinned` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a thin skin; hence, sensitive; irritable.
Webster 1913

thinning shears

  • noun shears with one serrate blade; used for thinning hair
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Through thick and thin

  • through all obstacles and difficulties, both great and small.
Webster 1913

wafer-thin

  • adjective satellite very thin
    • wafer-thin sheets of metal
  • adverb very thin
    • it was cut wafer-thin
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wear thin

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear off; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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