thick skin


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thick skin

skin from the palms and soles, so named because of its relatively thick epidermis.
Body building Fat-rich smooth skin that covers muscle, which is undesirable for weight athletes who want others to appreciate their hard-earned bulk
Vox populi A popular term for emotional resiliency to insults and negativity
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I'm kicked around but that's my job - I've got a thick skin but I'm only a servant who is trying to get the money for the Welsh people.
Focus on the mission, a thick skin and a flat, matrix organizational structure helps.
After her adopted parents die in a fire, circumstances shift Sara from one foster home to another and cause her to grow a very thick skin.
Del's new thick callus remover, for example, is designed to penetrate and remove exceptionally tough calluses and thick skin.
This month, Neutrogena introduces Neutrogena Men, a new line of skin care and shaving products specifically designed for men's oily and thick skin.
She says that anyone who becomes involved in politics needs not only a thick skin but an especially strong set of ethics.
In addition, you must have the thick skin to work closely with many different, sometimes hard-to-please directors.
Rough, ridged, or wrinkled skin can also be a sign of thick skin, pulpiness, and lack of juice.
Some writers have trouble with group situations and workshop situations and you have to have pretty thick skin to be there," says Chellas.
The young dancer must keep in mind that thick skin, knots, and non-painful corns or calluses are totally normal and part of the "toughening-up" process all dancers go through.
In her thick skin dress that weaves scratchy lines in milk skin overflowing neck and feet in brown shoes that squeeze, she has eaten early toast from the back of bags picked away crusts she leaves for some friends.
Yet us football fans are a hardy bunch we've all developed a thick skin, so when we get more bad news we're like boxers who take it on the chin.