the thin end of the wedge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"the thin end of the wedge" in British English

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the thin end of the wedge

UK the ​beginning of a ​harmfuldevelopment: Identity ​cards for ​students could be the thin end of the ​wedge - ​soon everyone might have to ​carryidentification.
(Definition of the thin end of the wedge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the thin end of the wedge”
in Chinese (Simplified) 事情糟糕的开始…
in Chinese (Traditional) 事情糟糕的開始…
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