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Meaning of “fine-tooth comb” in the English Dictionary

"fine-tooth comb" in British English

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fine-tooth combnoun

uk   /ˌfaɪn.tuːθˈkəʊm/  us   /-ˈkoʊm/
with a fine-tooth comb If you go through something with a fine-tooth ​comb, you ​examine it in ​greatdetail and with ​greatcare: We have gone through the ​evidence with a fine-tooth ​comb.
(Definition of fine-tooth comb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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