be thick on the ground

be thick on the ground
be thick on the ground often in negatives or questions british phrase
if things or people are thick on the ground, there are many of them
Thesaurus: to exist in large or larger amountssynonym
Main entry: thick

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I be thick (or thin) on the ground
existing (or not existing) in large numbers or amounts

new textbooks on particle physics are thin on the ground

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  • thick on the ground — existing or occurring in large amounts Hotels and restaurants are thick on the ground along the strip. Presidential candidates are thick on the ground this year. [=there are a lot of presidential candidates this year] • • • Main Entry: ↑thick * …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — British & Australian be thin on the ground if things or people are thin on the ground, there are not many of them. Traditional English pubs are thick on the ground in this area …   New idioms dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — [often in negatives or questions] British if things or people are thick on the ground, there are many of them …   English dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — ► be thick (or thin) on the ground exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — see ground1. → thick …   English new terms dictionary

  • thick on the ground — phrasal plentiful, abundant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thin on the ground — Present in very small, inadequate quality or numbers • • • Main Entry: ↑thin * * * thin on the ground phrase not available in large amounts or numbers Such experienced nurses are thin on the ground. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thin on the ground — ► be thick (or thin) on the ground exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • be thick (or thin) on the ground — exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. → ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • thick — thick1 W2S2 [θık] adj comparative thicker superlative thickest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not thin)¦ 2¦(measurement)¦ 3¦(trees/bushes etc)¦ 4¦(smoke/cloud etc)¦ 5¦(liquid)¦ 6¦(hair/fur)¦ 7¦(stupid)¦ 8¦(vo …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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