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English definition of “fine-tooth comb”

fine-tooth comb

noun uk   /ˌfaɪn.tuːθˈkəʊm/ us    /-ˈkoʊm/
with a fine-tooth comb If you go through something with a fine-tooth comb, you examine it in great detail and with great care: We have gone through the evidence with a fine-tooth comb.Detailed and carefulPaying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
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