It may also entail rereading a thin novel or eating an ice that turns your tongue blue.
But the facts will tend to thin out any possible jokes around the water cooler about French IMF chiefs being cursed.
The doctor is tall and thin, and Martin is very small and very fat.
You would look a great deal better, for your face is so thin.
More of his sheer relentlessness was on display in Into thin Air.
Anglique was tall and thin like her father, skinny and angular like him.
As the crust of the earth was so thin, it bent and wrinkled easily.
His cheeks were thin and white, his eyes had nothing but despair in them.
He was short, thin, and looked almost frail at first glance.
He took from it a thin packet of papers wrapped in oil-cloth.
Old English þynne "narrow, lean, scanty," from Proto-Germanic *thunnuz, *thunw- (cf. West Frisian ten, Middle Low German dunne, Dutch dun, Old High German dunni, German dünn, Old Norse þunnr), from PIE *tnus-, *tnwi-, from weak grade of root *ten- "stretch" (cf. Latin tenuis "thin, slender;" see tenet).
These our actors ... were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre. [Shakespeare, "The Tempest," IV.i.150, 1610]Thin-skinned is attested from 1590s; the figurative sense of "touchy" is from 1670s.
Old English þynnian "to make thin" (cf. German dünnen, Dutch dunnen), from thin (adj.). Intransitive sense of "to become less numerous" is attested from 1743; that of "to become thinner" is recorded from 1804. Related: Thinned; thinning.