Idiom: 'Fine-tooth comb'

What does 'Fine-tooth comb' mean?

Meaning:

If you examine or search something with a fine-tooth comb, you do it very thoroughly or carefully.
('Fine-toothed comb' is also used.)

Contributor: Tom Adams

Country: International English | Subject Area: Body and bodily functions | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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