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.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women|Samantha Allen|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“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.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means|Katie Baker|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?|Goldie Taylor|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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