fine–tooth comb

noun \ˈfīn-ˌtüth-\

: a comb with many small teeth

Full Definition of FINE-TOOTH COMB

:  a comb with close-set teeth used especially for clearing parasites or foreign matter from the hair
:  an attitude or system of thorough searching or scrutinizing <went over the report with a fine-tooth comb>

First Known Use of FINE-TOOTH COMB



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