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  • thin as a rake — A rake is a garden tool with a long, thin, wooden handle, so someone very thin is thin as a rake …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • thin as a rake —    A rake is a garden tool with a long, thin, wooden handle, so someone very thin is thin as a rake.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Thin as a rake —   A rake is a garden tool with a long, thin, wooden handle, so someone very thin is thin as a rake …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • thin as a rake — (as) thin as a rake (of a person) very thin …   Useful english dictionary

  • thin as a rake — adjective Incredibly thin, at an unhealthy looking level of thinness …   Wiktionary

  • be as thin as a rake — British, American & Australian, mainly American to be very thin. He eats like a horse and yet he s as thin as a rake. She s as thin as a rail from all that running …   New idioms dictionary

  • rake —    One of the instant nicknames which children bestow on a tall thin person. See also spindleshanks.    The phrase ‘as thin as a rake’ has been in use since the fourteenth century. In older texts ‘rake’ may occur vocatively in the sense of… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • thin — /θɪn / (say thin) adjective (thinner, thinnest) 1. having relatively little extent from one surface or side to its opposite; not thick: thin ice. 2. of small cross section in comparison with the length; slender: a thin wire. 3. having little… …   Australian English dictionary

  • thin — 1 /TIn/ comparative thinner superlative thickest adjective 1 NOT THICK having a very small distance or a smaller distance than usual between two sides or two flat surfaces: a thin nylon rope | She s only wearing a thin summer jacket. | two thin… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rake — Synonyms and related words: Casanova, Don Juan, Lothario, aim at, angularity, ascend, backset, bank, barrage, be promiscuous, beat, blast, blitz, bombard, bounder, bring up, cad, cannon, cannonade, cant, card, careen, chase women, clear, climb,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thin — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Sanforize, Sanforized, Spartan, a bit thick, a bit thin, abate, abrade, abstemious, abstract, absurd, acute, adulterate, adulterated, airy, ankle deep, argute, ascetic, atomic, attenuate, attenuated, austere,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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