paper-thin

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paper-thin (not comparable)

  1. very thin, as paper is; insubstantial.
    • 1959, Steam's Finest Hour, edited by David P. Morgan, Kalmbach Publishing Co., page 41:
      As late as 1948 NKP, for its part, pitted its Berkshires against borrowed road diesels and declared that the difference in costs was less than paper thin.

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