fine–tooth comb

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noun \ˈfīn-ˌtüth-\

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

First Known Use of fine–tooth comb

1836


FINE–TOOTH COMB Defined for English Language Learners

fine-tooth comb

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Definition of fine–tooth comb for English Language Learners

  • : a comb with many small teeth

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