paper-thin

[ pey-per-thin ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˈθɪn /

adjective

extremely thin: a paper-thin razor blade.
inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy: a paper-thin excuse.

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Origin of paper-thin

First recorded in 1925–30
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