thick and thin

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Definition of thick and thin 

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

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Remarkably, Dolly Smith and Kitty Thorne have both followed their respective clubs, Derby County and Bristol Rovers, for well over half a century passionately through thick and thin. SI.com, "5 of the Biggest Super Fans in World Football," 26 Apr. 2018 The Parisiens have long been admirers of Buffon, though his unwavering commitment to Juventus through thick and thin has seen the Italian superstar off limits, with Buffon staying put despite relegation to Serie B back in 2005. SI.com, "PSG Signs Goalkeeping Legend Gianluigi Buffon to One-Year Deal," 6 July 2018 What has changed over the years, however, is investors’ receptivity to Buffett’s approach, which calls for holding onto stocks through thick and thin regardless of ups-and-downs in the market. Mark Hulbert, USA TODAY, "Warren Buffett buy-and-hold approach for stocks may be wrong for you," 15 May 2018 Those were all my LGBTQ fans that through thick and thin stand with me daily. Muri Assunção, Billboard, "10 Christina Aguilera Songs for Your Pride Month Playlist: Listen," 25 June 2018 And the note just proves the high school sweethearts will stick together through thick and thin. Nicole Sands, PEOPLE.com, "Walker Hayes Wishes Wife 'Happy 14th Anniversary' in Loving Message Days After Losing Seventh Child," 12 June 2018 Brinson is hitting just .157 with an anemic OPS of .492, yet has managed to remain in the lineup as the Marlins remain hellbent on sticking with the outfielder through thick and thin -- mostly thin. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Brinson gaffes contribute to another loss for sinking Marlins," 3 June 2018 If Jackson is ready to put him in by Week 5 or 8 or 10, so be it, as long as Jackson sticks with him through thick and thin. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "The DeShone Kizer answer for why Tyrod Taylor should start for the Browns: Doug Lesmerises," 10 May 2018 But many have expressed concern for his mental health and some fans really want to support him through thick and thin. Littice Bacon-blood, NOLA.com, "Meghan Markle's dad will escort her, other royal wedding details released: report," 4 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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