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paper-thin

[pey-per-thin] /ˈpeɪ pərˈθɪn/
adjective
1.
extremely thin:
a paper-thin razor blade.
2.
inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy:
a paper-thin excuse.
Origin of paper-thin
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • There was no paper-thin covering on her chairs, bed, and dressing table.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • But I was told that in this country somewhere are Giants with sweet, hard kernels which fill up their paper-thin shell fully.

  • The bony part of the tooth, on the other hand, starts as a paper-thin sheet, but full sized.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • Meantime won't somebody give me another cup of coffee and about a dozen more rashers of that paper-thin bacon?

    Camp Venture

    George Cary Eggleston
  • The paper-thin walls permitted you to hear them living the most intimate details of their lives.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber

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