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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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the thick plottensThe plot thickens.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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porcelain skinsmooth skinRate 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 backRetract.Rate it:

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skin deepsuperficialRate it:

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skin diverunderwater swimmerRate it:

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skin upTo make a cannabis cigarette.Rate 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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black don't crackPeople of African descent tend to wrinkle less with age than people with fairer skin.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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pele e ossoskin and bonesRate 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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