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.

Examples of thick skin in a Sentence

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“Thick skin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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