razor-thin \ra"zor-thin\ a. as thin as a razor blade; very thin. [PJC]

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  • razor-thin — adj AmE razor thin victory/margin in an election, a razor thin victory is won by only a small number of votes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • razor-thin — adjective AMERICAN a razor thin margin/majority a very small difference between two amounts or results …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • razor-thin — adj, always used before a noun chiefly US : very small or thin razor thin models He won by a razor thin margin. It was a razor thin victory. [=a victory that was won by a very small margin or amount] * * * ˌrazor ˈthin f13 [razor thin] …   Useful english dictionary

  • razor-thin — adjective a) Extremely fine. So thin that it can almost not be seen. The Socialists have a razor thin majority. b) A very small difference, or advantage, when comparing two items …   Wiktionary

  • razor-thin — adj. Razor thin is used with these nouns: ↑majority, ↑margin …   Collocations dictionary

  • thin — thin1 W2S2 [θın] adj comparative thinner superlative thinnest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not thick)¦ 2¦(not fat)¦ 3¦(hair)¦ 4¦(liquid)¦ 5¦(smoke/mist)¦ 6¦(air)¦ 7¦(excuse/argument/evidence etc)¦ 8 a thin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • razor blade — noun A sharp blade used in a razor • • • Main Entry: ↑razor * * * noun, pl ⋯ blades [count] : a small, thin, sharp piece of metal that is used in a razor * * * ˈrazor blade [razor blade razor blades] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Razor-backed — Ra zor backed ( b[a^]kt ), a. (Zo[ o]l.) Having a sharp, lean, or thin back; as, a razor backed hog, perch, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • razor blade — razor ,blade noun count a thin flat blade with a very sharp edge, used in a razor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • razor clam — noun marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell • Syn: ↑jackknife clam, ↑knife handle • Hypernyms: ↑clam • Member Holonyms: ↑Ensis, ↑genus Ensis * * * ˈrazor shell 7 …   Useful english dictionary

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