paper-thin
adjective Date: 1928 extremely thin <
paper-thin partitions
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paper-thin — adj very thin ▪ paper thin walls …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • paper-thin — adjective extremely thin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paper-thin — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very thin or insubstantial …   English terms dictionary

  • paper-thin — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : so thin as to suggest paper : very thin or narrow paper thin slices of fat salt pork Della Lutes paper thin partitions of the office Bookman won only paper thin control of both houses M.S.Forbes * * * ˌpaper ˈthin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper-thin — also paper thin ADJ If something is paper thin, it is very thin. Cut the onion into paper thin slices... The walls are paper thin; you can hear everything that goes on …   English dictionary

  • paper-thin — /pay peuhr thin /, adj. 1. extremely thin: a paper thin razor blade. 2. inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy: a paper thin excuse. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • paper-thin — pa′per thin′ adj. 1) cvb extremely thin: paper thin pastry[/ex] 2) cvb inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy: a paper thin excuse[/ex] • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • paper thin — adjective thin as paper her blouse was paper thin • Similar to: ↑thin …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper thin — see paper thin …   English dictionary

  • paper-thin — adjective very thin or insubstantial …   English new terms dictionary

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