thin+skin

  • 1 thin skin — (a) thin skin see ↑skin, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑thin …

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  • 2 thin skin — sensitivity, touchiness, tendency to take things personally …

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  • 3 (a) thin skin — thin skinned if you are thin skinned, you are too easily upset when other people criticize you. For someone who s always saying unpleasant things to other people, he s got a remarkably thin skin …

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  • 4 a thick/thin skin — (a) thick/thin skin ◇ If you have (a) thin skin, you are easily upset or offended by the things other people say or do. He has such a thin skin that he can t even take a little good natured teasing. If you have (a) thick skin, you are not easily… …

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  • 5 thick/thin skin — (a) thick/thin skin ◇ If you have (a) thin skin, you are easily upset or offended by the things other people say or do. He has such a thin skin that he can t even take a little good natured teasing. If you have (a) thick skin, you are not easily… …

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  • 6 (a) thin skin — a ˌthin ˈskin idiom the lack of ability to accept criticism, insults, etc. without becoming upset Syn: ↑sensitive • You shouldn t be in politics if you have such a thin skin. Opp: ↑thick skin see als …

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  • 7 have a thin skin — informal phrase to be very sensitive to criticism or insults If you have a thin skin, you’ll never survive in politics. Thesaurus: words used to describe someone who is easily upsetsynonym Main entry: thin …

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  • 8 a thin skin — (a) thin skin see ↑skin, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑thin …

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  • 9 have a thick (or thin) skin — be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults. → skin …

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  • 10 have a thin skin — ► have a thick (or thin) skin be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults. Main Entry: ↑skin …

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  • 11 have a thin skin — informal to be very sensitive to criticism or insults If you have a thin skin, you ll never survive in politics …

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  • 12 have a thick (or thin) skin — idi have a thick (or thin) skin, to be remarkably insensitive (or sensitive), esp. to criticism …

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  • 13 skin — ► NOUN 1) the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 2) the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items. 3) the peel or outer layer of a fruit or vegetable. 4) an outer… …

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  • 14 skin — [skin] n. [ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE * (s)ken(d) , to split off (< base * sek , to cut: see SAW1) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf] 1. the outer covering or integument of the animal body 2. such a covering,… …

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  • 15 Thin-skinned — a. Having a thin skin; hence, sensitive; irritable. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 thin-skinned — /thin skind /, adj. 1. having a thin skin. 2. sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy: a thin skinned poet. [1590 1600] Syn. 2. squeamish, soft, susceptible. * * * …

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  • 17 thin-skinned — [thin′skind′] adj. 1. having a thin skin 2. easily hurt by criticism, insult, etc.; sensitive …

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  • 18 skin|less — «SKIHN lihs», adjective. having no skin or having a very thin skin: »skinless frankfurters …

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  • 19 thin-skinned — thin′ skinned′ adj. 1) having a thin skin 2) sensitive to criticism; easily offended; touchy • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

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  • 20 skin — skinlike, adj. /skin/, n., v., skinned, skinning, adj. n. 1. the external covering or integument of an animal body, esp. when soft and flexible. 2. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, esp. a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin.… …

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