thick and thin


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thick and thin

Good and bad times: They remained friends through thick and thin.
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Here is a new book of white English paper: here be sharpened pencils two and three - thick and thin, all good for a scribe.
Make a friend of one, and she will stick to you through thick and thin.
They are up to keeping a close eye upon her, and any fool knows that a poor creetur like her, beaten and kicked and scarred and bruised from head to foot, will stand by the husband that ill uses her through thick and thin.
I really don't think he cares for her half as much as he makes believe, but he 'll stand by her through thick and thin, rather than do as Banks did.
Whenever you come to Grenoble, you will find that you have one more friend there, who will be your friend through thick and thin.
She is handsome - or rather I should say distinguished and interesting - in her appearance, but by no means amiable - a woman liable to take strong prejudices, I should fancy, and stick to them through thick and thin, twisting everything into conformity with her own preconceived opinions - too hard, too sharp, too bitter for my taste.
He pitied her with nobility now--not the contemptuous pity of a man who sticks to a woman through thick and thin.