skin–deep

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adjective \ˈskin-ˈdēp\

Definition of skin–deep

  1. 1 :  as deep as the skin

  2. 2 :  not thorough or lasting in impression :  superficial

Circa 1613

First Known Use of skin–deep

circa 1613


SKIN–DEEP Defined for English Language Learners

skin–deep

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adjective \ˈskin-ˈdēp\

Definition of skin–deep for English Language Learners

  • : not very deep at all : relating to, affecting, or involving only the surface

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