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thin on the ground

Definition of thin on the ground

British

  1. :  existing or occurring in very small amounts <Useful suggestions have been thin on the ground lately.>



Word by Word Definitions

thinplay
  1. :  having little extent from one surface to its opposite

    :  measuring little in cross section or diameter

    :  not dense in arrangement or distribution

  1. : :  to make thin or thinner:

    :  to reduce in thickness or depth :  attenuate

    :  to make less dense or viscous

  1. :  in a thin manner :  thinly

groundplay
  1. :  the bottom of a body of water

    :  sediment

    :  ground coffee beans after brewing

  1. :  to bring to or place on the ground

    :  to cause to run aground

    :  to provide a reason or justification for

  1. : past and past participle of grind


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