Origin of paper-thin
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For someone interested in upending how Americans perceive free speech, Rosenbaum presents a series of paper-thin arguments.
“Her support is broader than I would like, but it's paper-thin,” Shays says.Shays’s Rebellion: The Last Yankee Republican Fights For His Political Life|John Avlon|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The chest protector was paper-thin with the faded mark of “Spalding” in the top left hand corner.
The walls were paper-thin, and he could hear all comings-and-goings at his end of the flophouse.
Clegg won the leadership by a paper-thin majority in late 2007.
But I was told that in this country somewhere are Giants with sweet, hard kernels which fill up their paper-thin shell fully.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting|Northern Nut Growers Association
It came apart easily, a shell of paper-thin but remarkably strong metal, protecting the tightly packed contents.Gold in the Sky|Alan Edward Nourse
The cord had been passed through holes in a square of paper-thin birch bark.The Secret Cache|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
This place didn't have anything excepting a lonely shack with paper-thin walls made of special heat-insulating material.The Minus Woman|Russell Robert Winterbotham
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