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skin-deep

[ skin-deep ]
/ ˈskɪnˈdip /
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adjective
superficial or slight; not profound or substantial: Their sincerity is only skin-deep.
adverb
slightly; superficially: He went into the subject only skin-deep.
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Origin of skin-deep

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for skin-deep

skin-deep

adjective
superficial; shallow
adverb
superficially
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Other Idioms and Phrases with skin-deep

skin deep

see beauty is only skin deep.

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