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fine–tooth comb

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noun \ˈfīn-ˌtüth-\

Simple Definition of fine–tooth comb

  • : a comb with many small teeth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fine–tooth comb

  1. 1 :  a comb with close-set teeth used especially for clearing parasites or foreign matter from the hair

  2. 2 :  an attitude or system of thorough searching or scrutinizing <went over the report with a fine-tooth comb>

1836

First Known Use of fine–tooth comb

1836


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