thick skin


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Noun1.thick skin - skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros)
pachyderm - any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin: elephant; rhinoceros; hippopotamus
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
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What the cause of the quarrel was, or what sharp sarcasm from the woman's lips pricked suddenly through that thick skin may never be known, but suddenly the man took his pipe in his left hand, leaned forward, and deliberately struck her across the face with his right.
I believe they're clinched on the under side of the Woozy's thick skin.
Thick skin is, indeed, our moral clothes, and without it we are not fit to be seen about in civilized society.
A thick skin of new ice showed that it had not been used for some time.
Its body was covered with plates of thick skin which bore a striking resemblance to armor-plate.
Robert's thick skin has become so dinosaurdense that you just want to shout at him" - Actor Hugh Bonneville (pictured) on his character, Lord Robert, in Downton Abbey.
So, if I can't dress up in ermine, I might as well dress up as a fairy godmother" Ann Widdecombe, former Tory minister, now a pantomime star "Robert's thick skin has become so dinosaurdense that you just want to shout at him" Actor Hugh Bonneville on his character, Lord Robert, in Downton Abbey
When you are fired, it's economy and cabs back" Foyles War actress Honeysuckle Weeks on the ups and downs of being a star "People who go into politics have to develop a thick skin very early on and I've got a thick skin" Labour MP Emily Thornberry, who was called a "snob" after being accused of making derogatory remarks about a white van man "Inexpensive youthful beauty tip: smile" Ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell "Watching my dating file has become a bit of a national pastime" Singer Taylor Swift, above "I actually see all the signs of a new Cold War.
All supporters know now that the man is bullet proof, with incredible thick skin.
Yet us football fans are a hardy bunch we've all developed a thick skin, so when we get more bad news we're like boxers who take it on the chin.
WHETHER you happen to be in business or administration, having a thick skin never hurts -- if you'll pardon the pun.
14 ( ANI ): Hillary Clinton has advised women to "grow thick skin like a rhinoceros" if they are public figures.