fine-toothed comb


fine-toothed comb
very carefully

We went over the apartment with a fine-toothed comb but couldn't find her watch.


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  • fine-toothed comb — ☆ fine toothed comb [fīn′to͞oth′fīn′to͞otht′ ] n. a comb with fine, closely set teeth: also fine tooth comb [fīn′to͞oth′] go over with a fine toothed comb to examine very carefully and thoroughly * * * …   Universalium

  • fine-toothed comb — ☆ fine toothed comb [fīn′to͞oth′fīn′to͞otht′ ] n. a comb with fine, closely set teeth: also fine tooth comb [fīn′to͞oth′] go over with a fine toothed comb to examine very carefully and thoroughly …   English World dictionary

  • fine-toothed comb — fine tooth comb UK / US or fine toothed comb UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fine tooth comb : singular fine tooth comb plural fine tooth combs a comb with very thin parts and very narrow spaces between them • with a fine tooth comb …   English dictionary

  • fine-toothed comb — noun 1. a comb with teeth set close together • Syn: ↑fine tooth comb • Hypernyms: ↑comb 2. a method of examining in minute detail he went over the contract with a fine tooth comb looking for loopholes • Syn: ↑fine tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • fine-toothed comb — See a fine toothed comb …   English idioms

  • fine-toothed comb — comb with teeth which are placed closely together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • go over something with a fine-toothed comb — go over/through sth with a fine tooth/fine toothed comb idiom to examine or search sth very carefully • The police have gone over the house with a fine tooth comb. Main entry: ↑fine tooth combidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go through something with a fine-toothed comb — go over/through sth with a fine tooth/fine toothed comb idiom to examine or search sth very carefully • The police have gone over the house with a fine tooth comb. Main entry: ↑fine tooth combidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a fine-toothed comb — a careful search, a search for a detail    She read the file carefully went over it with a fine toothed comb …   English idioms

  • go over with a fine-toothed comb — very carefully We went over the apartment with a fine toothed comb but couldn t find her watch …   Idioms and examples