through thick and thin

Definition of through thick and thin

  1. :  through many difficult times over a long period She stood by me through thick and thin.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  heavily built :  thickset

    :  close-packed with units or individuals

  1. :  in a thick manner :  thickly

  1. :  the most crowded or active part

    :  the part of greatest thickness

thinplay
  1. :  having little extent from one surface to its opposite

    :  measuring little in cross section or diameter

    :  not dense in arrangement or distribution

  1. :  to make thin or thinner:

    :  to reduce in thickness or depth :  attenuate

    :  to make less dense or viscous

  1. :  in a thin manner :  thinly


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