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Re: The thick of thin things

Posted by ESC on September 05, 2008 at 08:23

In Reply to: The thick of thin things posted by Curious George on September 05, 2008 at 07:55:

: I'm interested in the origin of the phrase "getting caught up in the thick of thin things." Seems like a clever build from "thick and thin."

Guessing. Being in the thick of things means being where the action is, heavily involved in what's going on. But maybe what's going on is of little importance.