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Definition of fine-tooth comb noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

fine-tooth comb

 noun
noun
BrE
 
; NAmE
 
(also fine-toothed comb)
 
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  • a comb in which the pointed parts are thin and very close together
  • Idioms
    go over/through something with a fine-tooth/fine-toothed comb
     
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    to examine or search something very carefully The police have gone over the house with a fine-tooth comb.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fine-tooth comb