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English definition of “fine-tooth comb”

fine-tooth comb

noun     /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
(Definition of fine-tooth comb noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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