chiefly US
: very small or thin
razor-thin models
He won by a razor-thin margin.
It was a razor-thin victory.

Examples of razor-thin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web California's Proposition 1, which would provide more mental health services for people experiencing homelessness passed by razor-thin margins after weeks of ballot counting. USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 The crispy beef patties are smashed thin, topped with tangy pickles and razor-thin sweet onions, and then sandwiched between fluffy buns. Brianna Taylor, Sacramento Bee, 29 Mar. 2024 Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that will decide the next presidential contest and as of now, Biden and Trump are each tied at 49% among registered voters in the battleground state where races are often decided on razor-thin margins. Jessie Opoien, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2024 For weeks, the political drama surrounding the stunningly close congressional District 16 race in California has captivated onlookers with its razor-thin margins and the almost daily swing in the leading candidate for the coveted second spot on the November ballot. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024 Plus, a special election in California could have immediate implications for House Republicans’ razor-thin majority. 538 Staff, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 By early Wednesday morning, though, the margin was razor-thin, with 50.2% of California voters supporting the measure and 49.8% opposing. Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 Here’s what results in key California House races look like so far With Republicans holding a razor-thin three-seat majority and California home to several swing seats, control of Congress in 2025 could very well be decided by voters in Golden State suburbs. Laurel Rosenhall, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 The opposition has put pressure on Johnson, who must maneuver a razor-thin and often divided majority in the chamber. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 3 Mar. 2024

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“Razor-thin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razor-thin. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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