thick and thin


Definition of thick and thin

: every difficulty and obstacle used especially in the phrase through thick and thin was loyal through thick and thin

Examples of thick and thin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ben Higgins' fiancée Jessica Clarke is sticking by his side, through thick and thin. Dory Jackson,, 7 July 2021 The chorus celebrates those real friends who have been by your side through thick and thin. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, 6 Aug. 2021 Yet through thick and thin, Hanks and Wilson's relationship is still going strong. Abigail Adams,, 10 July 2021 True friends should stick by your side through thick and thin. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 7 July 2021 Nixon’s one true friend would stick with him through thick and thin – and Watergate – even to the point of putting himself in legal jeopardy. David Holahan, USA TODAY, 4 July 2021 Since tying the knot more than 25 years ago in September 1995, Deborah and Al have been through thick and thin. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 30 June 2021 Thank you for being my man and loving and leading through thick and thin! Katie Campione,, 21 June 2021 But through thick and thin, ups and downs, God has blessed us tremendously with guidance and perseverance. Natalie Stone,, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of thick and thin

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Thick and thin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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