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    Calling the arguments they marshal threadbare is unkind to threads

    Below is an excerpt from an article from the economist:

    "There are still plenty of diehard anti-Castro figures in Washington. But calling the arguments they marshal threadbare is unkind to threads."

    I have problem understanding the last part (unkind to threads). Could anyone explain it to me please? Thanks

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    Re: Calling the arguments they marshal threadbare is unkind to threads

    This is making fun of the anti-Castro figures.

    It means: Comparing their anti-Castro arguments to threads (by calling them threadbare), is even being unkind to threads. It means that their arguments are weak and even thinner than threads.

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