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thin edge of the wedgeBeginning; opening; precedent.Rate it:

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thin end of the wedgeSomething that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.Rate it:

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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.Rate it:

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thin outTo make or become sparse.Rate it:

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thin as a rakeIncredibly thin, at an unhealthy-looking level of thinness.Rate it:

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into thin airImmediately and inexplicably out of sight.Rate it:

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on thin iceIn a dangerous, hazardous, or delicate situation; at risk.Rate it:

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out of thin airFrom non-existent resources.Rate it:

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skate on thin iceIn a risky, potentially dangerous or delicate situation.Rate it:

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thick and thinBoth good and bad times.Rate it:

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thin airAn unknown location.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedHaving a thin skin.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedOverly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; touchy.Rate it:

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wear thinTo lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.Rate it:

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bleeding edgeSomething very current, or modern where there may actually be a hazard or risk in using it, such as with potentially unstable software. The term relates to a sword.Rate it:

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on edgeTense, nervous or irritable.Rate it:

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top edgeUsed other than as an idiom: see top, edge.Rate it:

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edge outTo win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.Rate it:

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be on the edge of one's seatTo be in suspense; to wait eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.Rate it:

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bottom edgeUsed other than as an idiom: see bottom, edge.Rate it:

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bottom edgeThe edge of a bat closest to the ground.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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bottom edgeTo hit the ball with the bottom edge of the bat.Rate it:

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cutting edgeThe forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field.Rate it:

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cutting edgeThe sharp edge of the blade of a knife.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA precarious balance that could be upset by a very small force in either direction.Rate it:

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knife-edgeUsed other than as an idiom: the edge of a knife.Rate it:

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live on the edgeTo have an adventurous or perilous lifestyle; to behave in a manner which creates risks for oneself.Rate it:

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live on the edgeTo be caught in an economic or societal situation which one did not choose, which threatens one's well-being or life, and which causes distress.Rate it:

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on the edge of one's seatIn suspense; waiting eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.Rate it:

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razor edgeA difficult or dangerous positionRate it:

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top edgeThe edge of a bat farthest from the ground.Rate it:

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top edgeA deflection of a ball off of the top edge of a bat, into the air and potentially for a catch.Rate it:

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top edgeTo hit the ball with the top edge of the bat.Rate it:

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bridgeAn edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.Rate it:

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gold platea thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic methodRate it:

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leadA thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.Rate it:

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make someone's teeth itchTo bother or unsettle a person; to put someone on edge.Rate it:

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nugget of truthJanuary 2008, Chicago Tribune - Clinton's Hispanic edge over Obama.Rate it:

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pencil-neckA person with a very thin neck.Rate it:

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pencil-neckedHaving a very thin neck.Rate it:

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pencilneckA person with a very thin neck.Rate it:

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rakeThe sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter.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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verge onTo approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.Rate it:

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