have a thick (or thin) skin

have a thick (or thin) skin
idi have a thick (or thin) skin, to be remarkably insensitive (or sensitive), esp. to criticism

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • have a thin skin — ► have a thick (or thin) skin be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults. Main Entry: ↑skin …   English terms dictionary

  • thick/thin skin — (a) thick/thin skin ◇ If you have (a) thin skin, you are 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. If you have (a) thick skin, you are not easily… …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin — ► NOUN 1) the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. 2) the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items. 3) the peel or outer layer of a fruit or vegetable. 4) an outer… …   English terms dictionary

  • skin — noun 1》 the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal.     ↘the skin of a dead animal used as material for clothing or other items.     ↘a container made from the skin of an animal, used for holding …   English new terms dictionary

  • skin — n. & v. n. 1 the flexible continuous covering of a human or other animal body. 2 a the skin of a flayed animal with or without the hair etc. b a material prepared from skins esp. of smaller animals (opp. HIDE(2)). 3 a person s skin with reference …   Useful english dictionary

  • skin — [[t]skɪn[/t]] n. v. skinned, skin•ning, adj. 1) anat. zool. the external covering or integument of an animal body, esp. when soft and flexible 2) such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, esp. a small animal; pelt: a beaver… …   From formal English to slang

  • a thick/thin skin — (a) thick/thin skin ◇ If you have (a) thin skin, you are 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. If you have (a) thick skin, you are not easily… …   Useful english dictionary

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