thin skin

noun

: a tendency to get easily upset or offended by the things other people say or do
He has such a thin skin that he can't even take a little good-natured teasing.

Examples of thin skin in a Sentence

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“Thin skin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thin%20skin. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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