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skin-deep

[skin-deep]
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adjective
  1. superficial or slight; not profound or substantial: Their sincerity is only skin-deep.
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adverb
  1. 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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skin-deep

adjective
  1. superficial; shallow
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adverb
  1. superficially
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