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."
Some had not then attained a sufficient degree of maturity; and their thick skin covered a white but rather fibrous pulp.
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.
"People always say we should have a thick skin, but that doesn't mean we aren't hurt by it because we do listen to things, we do read things.
"In this business you have to have a really tough skin, you have to have thick skin. You have to take things as they come and try to have a good group around you to chat with because the media and the way they portray things can tear you apart as a human" - The Hills star Justin Brescia.
She added: "I've been in the business long enough to grow a thick skin, however I worry about those in the public eye who may not be so strong.
GREG Docherty has warned Jake Hastie he will have to develop a thick skin if he is to make the cut at Rangers next term.
Actress Ananya Panday, who is making her Hindi film debut with 'Student of the Year 2', admires her actor Chunky Panday's humour and thick skin.