Insensitivity to criticism or insult, as in You can tell him exactly what you think of his new piece; unlike most composers he has a thick skin. This term transfers an impervious outer coating to mental or emotional toughness. [Mid-1500s]
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But the people from Valley Stream had such a thick New York accent that was all around me.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Creating PGCs from skin tissue, on the other hand, seems like a walk in the park compared to egg freezing.
“I sense that mobile games are starting to shed their skin, getting rid of all the dead things they carry around,” he says.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Everyone showed lots of skin and courtship perfumed the air.
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.
Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
I saw this girl, eight or nine years old, all benumbed and nothing but skin and bone.
We stumbled along, close up, for the thick-piled clouds still hung their light-obscuring banners over the sky.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Movement to know that she was attired in appropriate costume—short frock, biped continuations and a mannish oil-skin hat.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley