(a) thick skin


(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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  • Thick skin — can refer to:* The ability to withstand criticism. * Literally thick skin covering the body of an animal, such as an elephant or rhinoceros. * Callus, an area of thickened skin ** Callus (disambiguation), similar uses of Callus such as a lack of… …   Wikipedia

  • thick|skin — «THIHK SKIHN», noun. 1. a person with a thick skin. 2. Figurative. a person who is not sensitive in feeling, as to criticism, rebuff, or the like …   Useful english dictionary

  • thick skin — noun skin that is very thick (as an elephant or rhinoceros) • Hypernyms: ↑skin, ↑tegument, ↑cutis • Part Holonyms: ↑pachyderm * * * (a) thick skin see ↑skin, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • thick skin — elephant s skin; lack of sensitivity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thick skin — Synonyms and related words: Philistinism, analgesia, anesthesia, armature, armor, armor plate, body armor, buckler, bulletproof vest, callosity, callousness, callus, chain armor, chain mail, chitin, coat of mail, cortex, deadness, dullness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • (a) thick skin — thick skinned if you are thick skinned, you do not notice or get upset when people criticize you. As a politician, you get so much criticism levelled at you that you eventually develop a thick skin …   New idioms dictionary

  • a thick skin — (a) thick skin see ↑skin, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑thick …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) thick skin — a ˌthick ˈskin idiom the ability to accept criticism, insults, etc. without becoming upset Opp: ↑thin skin see also ↑thick skinned Main entry: ↑thickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — (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