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thick skin

Insensitivity to criticism or insult, as in You can tell him exactly what you think of his new piece; unlike most composers he has a thick skin . This term transfers an impervious outer coating to mental or emotional toughness. [Mid-1500s]
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Coarse or rough skin texture means thick skin and not much juice.
Coarse or rough skin texture is a sign of thick skin and not much flesh.
Well I've just the job for you seeing you've got thick skin there's a shortage of referees so when can you begin ?
He said: "I am not personally bothered by it as you need a thick skin in politics.
And the 36-year-old star revealed he doesn't feel sad about bad reviews because of his thick skin.
You need strength and a thick skin to run a country.
As a football player, I think I've developed some leadership skills, but I've also developed some thick skin.
Luckily, her thick skin meant no harm was done and the pair's rough and tumble fun could carry on.
AUDLEY Harrison might just achieve his ambition of turning Olympic gold into world heavyweight championship glory - if his ability in the ring matches his thick skin outside.
Let's face it, you have to have a thick skin when you're as ugly as I am.
Guava, often mistaken for citrus, is actually a berry with a fleshy seed cavity and thick skin that also contains the anti-oxidant lycopene at about half the level of that found in tomatoes.
We don't want wrinkles" Victoria Beckham on how she holds back ageing "Deputy PM Nick Clegg, told the Radio Times that it takes a steely side and a thick skin to get on in politics.
net - where Hollywood stars recruit staff - says a New York-based supermodel is seeking a "full time personal assistant with very thick skin," the Sun reported.
But she's had to adopt a thick skin very quickly and as time goes on people think twice about crossing her," said 24-year-old Marged.
The US star said she hasn't yet developed a thick skin and still finds it touch when people direct insults at her.