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14 / 05 / 2008

THICK-2: meaning and examples

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Today we continue with our look at the English word thick (espeso).

Today's expression is: to lay it on thick (informal)

Meaning: used to talk about someone or something in a way that makes them or it seem much better or much worse than they really are; in other words, to exaggerate.

Example 1:
He'd injured his hand slightly, but he was laying it on a bit thick about how painful it was.

Example 2:
They must have told us ten times how wonderful their daughter was - they were really laying it on thick.

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