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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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1. a comb with fine teeth set closely together
2. go over with a fine-tooth comb go over with a fine-toothed comb go through with a fine-tooth comb go through with a fine-toothed comb to examine very thoroughly
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(or fine′-toothed`) comb′,
a comb having narrow, closely set teeth.Idioms:
go over or through with a fine-tooth comb, to examine in close detail; search thoroughly.
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|Noun||1.||fine-tooth 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-tooth comb - a method of examining in minute detail; "he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes"|
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fine-tooth comb[ˌfaɪnˌtuːθˈkəʊm] N → peine m de púas finas
to go over or through sth with a fine-tooth comb → revisar or examinar algo a fondo
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fine-tooth comb[ˈfaɪnˌtuːθˈkəʊm] n to go through sth with a fine-tooth comb (fig) → passare qc al setaccio
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