fine-tooth fine-tooth


  • (adj) having fine teeth set close together


  1. His completely ordinary education, colleagues, friends and past have all been gone over with a fine-tooth comb.
  2. Now the 24 American crew are being held against their will, while Chinese technicians go over their plane with a fine-tooth comb.
  3. Scientists, who go after everything with a fine-tooth comb, are always taking the fun out of mythology.



  1. "I will be going through every request for an increase with a fine-tooth comb to make sure the increases are as low as they can be," Ms Roxon said.
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Nicola Roxon Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Our committee looks to identify savings and efficiencies," said Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, a Democrat from South Gate who chairs the committee. "We will go through this with a fine-tooth comb to make sure this isn't a situation where...
    on Apr 22, 2010 By: Hector De La Torre Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "They found out that in fact, Mushkegowuk Council was a good organization that knows how to run things," said legislature member Gilles Bisson, who represents Timmins-James Bay. "But then, (they're) still, with a fine-tooth comb, picking at...
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Gilles Bisson Source: Toronto Star

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