from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective as thin as a razor blade; very thin.

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  • adjective Extremely fine. So thin that it can almost not be seen.
  • adjective A very small difference, or advantage, when comparing two items.


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  • It's a razor-thin line between starting the Mike Shanahan era 2-2 and starting it 0-4.

    Statistical analysis: Playing with the lead

  • Former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's bloc won with a razor-thin lead, but the Shiite leader's chances of obtaining the top position seem impossible.

    Iraq's Awakening stripped of their police ranks

  • She placed this affair on a silver patterned tray with a razor-thin, fan-shaped spatula.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • His razor-thin majority is a particular handicap now, as Italy, one of the most indebted countries among the 17 nations that share the euro currency, tries to pass legislation aimed at lowering its debt and modernizing its economy.

    Italian Vote Is a Test for Berlusconi

  • A third major challenge for the SEC involves the rise of so-called high-frequency trading, in which investment firms use powerful computers to detect razor-thin market inefficiencies and then take advantage of them by trading large volumes of shares in mere milliseconds, the report says.

    Study: SEC needs bigger budget for growing workload

  • She placed this affair on a silver patterned tray with a razor-thin, fan-shaped spatula.

    Five Stops on Line 2, Ch 1: Qalb elouz

  • WHAT WENT WRONG: The Cavaliers had a razor-thin margin of error.

    Atlantic Coast Conference

  • I'm an indie publisher with razor-thin margins, and since the vast majority of my customers are online, it just doesn't make sense to end up with a few cents on the dollar per sale, which is what would happen if I were to get this distributed into bookstores.

    Memories of the Future Volume One

  • Webb's razor-thin 2006 victory was fueled by the same basic forces that propelled the Democratic takeover of Congress - broad dissatisfaction with President Bush and the Iraq war, and a big move among the state's independent voters.

    Webb, by the numbers

  • Many bond-market experts, most notably Pimco's Bill Gross , have warned that razor-thin yields—now at less than 3% on 10-year Treasurys—signal a coming bear market.

    Treasurys Loom Large in Index Bond Funds


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