thin on top

Becoming bald, as in I notice that he's getting a little thin on top. The top in this euphemism refers to the top of the head. [Second half of 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. thin,
  2. thin as a rail,
  3. thin client,
  4. thin edge of the wedge,
  5. thin film,
  6. thin register,
  7. thin section,
  8. thin-film,
  9. thin-layer chromatography,
  10. thin-skinned

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