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


fine-tooth comb

; 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