paper-thin

[ pey-per-thin ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˈθɪn /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. paper-clip,
  2. paper-cutter,
  3. paper-mâché,
  4. paper-pusher,
  5. paper-shelled,
  6. paper-train,
  7. paper-weight,
  8. paper-white narcissus,
  9. paperback,
  10. paperbark

Origin of paper-thin

First recorded in 1925–30

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