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fine-tooth comb(fīn′to͞oth′) or fine-toothed comb (-to͞otht′, -to͞othd′)
1. A comb with teeth set close together.
2. A method of searching or investigating in minute detail: examined the figures with a fine-tooth comb but found no errors.
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|Noun||1.||fine-toothed comb - a comb with teeth set close together|
comb - a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
|2.||fine-toothed comb - a method of examining in minute detail; "he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes"|