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through thick and thin

The phrase dates back to the s. It is believed that it relates to entering a dark forest, in some places the trees are thick and overgrown while in other places it is sparse and easy to navigate. During this time the majority of England was covered in wooded areas. It is derived from an old hunting expression "through thicket and thin wood. The first recorded use of the phrase can be found in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, - Circumstances , Support.

What's the meaning and origin of the phrase 'Through thick and thin'?.
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She's always been there for me through thick and thin, so I can't turn my back on her now. Our company has survived through thick and thin, and we'll be able to get through this ordeal as well. See also: and , thick , thin , through. We've been together through thick and thin, and we won't desert each other now. Over the years, we went through thick and thin and enjoyed every minute of it.


  1. Somerville L. says:

    Despite all obstacles or adversities, as in She promised to stand by him through thick and thin.

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