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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.
(Definition of fine-tooth comb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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