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paper-thin

[pey-per-thin] /ˈpeɪ pərˈθɪn/
adjective
1.
extremely thin:
a paper-thin razor blade.
2.
inadequate or unconvincing; flimsy:
a paper-thin excuse.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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