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thin outTo make or become sparse.
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into thin airImmediately and inexplicably out of sight.
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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.
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on thin iceIn a dangerous, hazardous, or delicate situation; at risk.
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out of thin airFrom non-existent resources.
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skate on thin iceIn a risky, potentially dangerous or delicate situation.
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thick and thinBoth good and bad times.
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thin airAn unknown location.
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thin as a rakeIncredibly thin, at an unhealthy-looking level of thinness.
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thin edge of the wedgeBeginning; opening; precedent.
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thin end of the wedgeSomething that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.
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thin-skinnedHaving a thin skin.
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thin-skinnedOverly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; touchy.
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wear thinTo lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.
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gold platea thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic method
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leadA thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
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pencil-neckA person with a very thin neck.
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pencil-neckedHaving a very thin neck.
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pencilneckA person with a very thin neck.
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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
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