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thin as a rakeIncredibly thin, at an unhealthy-looking level of thinness.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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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 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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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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thin-skinnedUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see thin,‎ skinned.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedoverly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; irritable; touchyRate it:

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

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rakeA garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil.Rate it:

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rakeA lot, plenty.Rate it:

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rakeA set of coupled rail vehicles, normally coaches or wagons.Rate it:

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rakeThe direction of slip during fault movement. The rake is measured within the fault plane.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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rake into collect something such as leaves into a pile, often with a rakeRate it:

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rake into receive or to collect a large quantity ofRate it:

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rake it inTo make a lot of money.Rate it:

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rake offUsed other than as an idiom: rake off.Rate it:

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rake offTo remove (something from something) in a sweeping motion.Rate it:

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rake outTo clean by removing material with a rake.Rate it:

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rake outTo fly too far and wide from its master while hovering above waiting till the game is sprung.Rate it:

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rake overTo discuss something unpleasant from the past.Rate it:

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rake over old coalsTo bring back old problems; to dig up old trouble.Rate it:

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rake over the coalsTo call to task or to reprimand severely.Rate it:

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rake togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts (especially of money), from various sources, with some difficultyRate it:

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rake upto collect (leaves etc.) into a pile by using a rakeRate it:

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step on a rakeTo fall victim to a hazard.Rate it:

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step on a rakeTo step on the tines of a garden rake, causing the handle of the rake to rise from the ground rapidly, invariably striking the person walking in the face.Rate it:

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auf dünnem Eison thin iceRate 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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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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raking in the doughIn the Depression Daze, we had 'Cupee' , 'Whitehouse' and a few 'hot dog'/Coney Island shops to rake in the dough of 'hard-put' citizens of the 1930's:Rate it:

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silver plateA thin layer of silver applied to the surface of an object made of another metal.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 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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