Expression: Go over with a fine-tooth comb

DEFINITION

to examine very thoroughly

EXPLANATION

If you go over something with a fine-tooth comb, you examine it in detail. If you are talking about a room, or a place, going over it with a fine tooth comb means searching it thoroughly.

EXAMPLES USING THIS EXPRESSION:

“They went through the house with a fine-tooth comb.”

“It’s my fault for not going over it with a fine-tooth comb.”

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