Romney is just barely hanging on by the thinnest thread that exists.
She was drawn to superlatives—she wanted to be the prettiest, thinnest, and most talented girl on Broadway.
It was the thinnest of clues, based on hourly signals showing that the 777 was still “alive.”
People with eating disorders can become competitive and perfectionistic, striving to be the “thinnest” in any group of sufferers.
Giuliana has the thinnest body, but she eats, she really eats, so what the hell are you going to yell at her about?
No thinnest film had grown over his heart, though in all else he was considerably changed.
It spreads over the surface in the thinnest film that can be imagined.
The Confederate line had been stretched to oppose Grants westward progress until it had become the thinnest of screens.
Nearly all were half-clad, or wearing only the thinnest of garments.
Cabins and forecastle were unbearable, yet on deck the vertical sun had driven all but the thinnest lines of shadow out of being.
Old English þynne "narrow, lean, scanty," from Proto-Germanic *thunnuz, *thunw- (cf. West Frisian ten, Middle Low German dunne, Dutch dun, Old High German dunni, German dünn, Old Norse þunnr), from PIE *tnus-, *tnwi-, from weak grade of root *ten- "stretch" (cf. Latin tenuis "thin, slender;" see tenet).
These our actors ... were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre. [Shakespeare, "The Tempest," IV.i.150, 1610]Thin-skinned is attested from 1590s; the figurative sense of "touchy" is from 1670s.
Old English þynnian "to make thin" (cf. German dünnen, Dutch dunnen), from thin (adj.). Intransitive sense of "to become less numerous" is attested from 1743; that of "to become thinner" is recorded from 1804. Related: Thinned; thinning.