as in superficial
lying on or affecting only the outer layer of something fortunately, the cut was only skin-deep

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“Skin-deep.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/skin-deep. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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