have a thick skin


have a thick skin
(have) a thick skin able to ignore personal criticism.

People will tell you they don't like your clothes or your voice or the color of your eyes, so you need to have a thick skin to survive.

During the two years he was the spokesperson for the police, he developed a very thick skin.


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  • have a thick skin — phrase to not be sensitive to criticism or insults To be a politician, you’ve got to have a thick skin. Thesaurus: to behave in a particular waysynonym Main entry: thick * * * I have a thick (or thin) skin …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a thick skin — to not be sensitive to criticism or insults To be a politician, you ve got to have a thick skin …   English dictionary

  • have a thick skin — ► have a thick (or thin) skin be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults. Main Entry: ↑skin …   English terms dictionary

  • have a thick skin — see skin. → thick …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a thin skin — ► have a thick (or thin) skin be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults. Main Entry: ↑skin …   English terms dictionary

  • have a thick (or thin) skin — be insensitive (or oversensitive) to criticism or insults. → skin …   English new terms dictionary

  • have a thick (or thin) skin — idi have a thick (or thin) skin, to be remarkably insensitive (or sensitive), esp. to criticism …   From formal English to slang

  • (a) thick skin — (have) a thick skin able to ignore personal criticism. People will tell you they don t like your clothes or your voice or the color of your eyes, so you need to have a thick skin to survive. During the two years he was the spokesperson for the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • skin — [skin] n. [ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE * (s)ken(d) , to split off (< base * sek , to cut: see SAW1) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf] 1. the outer covering or integument of the animal body 2. such a covering,… …   English World dictionary

  • skin — skinlike, adj. /skin/, n., v., skinned, skinning, adj. n. 1. the external covering or integument of an animal body, esp. when soft and flexible. 2. such an integument stripped from the body of an animal, esp. a small animal; pelt: a beaver skin.… …   Universalium