thick skin

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of thick skin

: an ability to keep from getting upset or offended by the things other people say and do
  • She has pretty thick skin when it comes to criticism.
  • If you want to perform publicly, you'll need to grow a thicker skin.

Word by Word Definitions

thick play
  1. : having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite

  2. : heavily built : thickset

  3. : close-packed with units or individuals

  1. : in a thick manner : thickly

  1. : the most crowded or active part

  2. : the part of greatest thickness

skin play
  1. : the integument of an animal (such as a fur-bearing mammal or a bird) separated from the body usually with its hair or feathers

  2. : a usually unmounted specimen of a vertebrate (as in a museum)

  3. : the hide or pelt of a game or domestic animal

  1. : to strip, scrape, or rub off an outer covering (such as the skin or rind) of

  2. : to strip or peel off

  3. : to cut, chip, or damage the surface of

  1. : devoted to showing nudes


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