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thick skinUsed other than as an idiom: see thick, skin.Rate it:

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thick skinAbility to take criticism or harsh behavior without being easily offended.Rate it:

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come thick and fastTo appear repeatedly.Rate it:

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in the thick ofIn the middle of (something difficult).Rate it:

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in the thick of itIn a precarious situation.Rate it:

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lay it on thickTo exaggerate or overstate a feeling or emotion.Rate it:

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lay it on thickTo flatter.Rate it:

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lay it on thickTo guilt, guilt-trip.Rate it:

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thick and thinBoth good and bad times.Rate it:

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thick as a brickstupid; slow to learn or understand.Rate it:

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thick as thievesIntimate, close-knit.Rate it:

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thick of thingsA central or major role in a situation; a position in which one is surrounded by or very involved in complex, changing events.Rate it:

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skin in the gameA stake; something at risk.Rate it:

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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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by the skin of one's teethBarely; closely; by a narrow margin; with nothing to spare.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo irritate someone.Rate it:

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give some skinTo greet or congratulate someone by slapping his or her palm; see slap me five.Rate it:

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jump in one's skinTo start with fright.Rate it:

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make someone's skin crawlTo disturb or bother; to frighten or disgust.Rate it:

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no skin off one's backNo harm to one.Rate it:

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no skin off one's noseNo harm to one.Rate it:

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save someone's skinTo save someone's life.Rate it:

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save someone's skinto prevent an undesirable occurrenceRate it:

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skin a catA word picture contrived for shock effect in expressing a variety of actions or accomplishments.Rate it:

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skin and bonesSaid of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.Rate it:

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skin deepsuperficialRate it:

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skin diverunderwater swimmerRate it:

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soaked to the skinExtremely wetRate it:

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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.Rate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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black manA (male) member of an ethnic group having dark pigmentation of the skin, typically of sub-Saharan African descent.Rate it:

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dust bunnyA small clump of dust, fluff, hair, particles of skin, etc. that tends to accumulate indoors in areas that are not regularly dusted, such as under heavy furniture.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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at a pinchBy the skin of one’s teeth; only just; Deo volente; perhaps; if you’re lucky..Rate it:

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close shaveA shave that is very short or near the skin.Rate it:

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donkey jacketthick garmentRate it:

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I haven't the foggiestI don't know, I haven't a clue (as thoughts clouded by a thick fog).Rate it:

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pachydermA member of the obsolete taxonomic group Pachydermata, grouping of thick-skinned, hoofed animals such as the rhinoceros, hippopotamus, elephant, pig and horse.Rate it:

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pachydermSomeone with thick skin. It is used for animals such as an elephant or a hippopotamus.Rate it:

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prickly heatskin complaintRate it:

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PunchboardA book-size laminated paper 1'/2 inch thick board with 25 to 200 drilled holes in surface. Holes contain 'accordion-fold', numbered kite-paper which when 'punched-out of board' with small PUNCH-tool may reveal a 'winning-chance number': Winning Numbers posted on board. Variety of Valuable prizes is predetermined by cost of a single 'PUNCH': Win! Box Candy, jewelry, trinkets, appliances, tools, flashlights et al:Rate it:

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scotch broththick soupRate it:

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solid as a rockExtremely thick and heavy, so as to make it impossible to move.Rate it:

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sweatFluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedHaving a thin skin.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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