through thick and thin


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through thick and thin

Cliché through good times and bad times. We've been together through thick and thin, and we won't desert each other now. Over the years, we went through thick and thin and enjoyed every minute of it.
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through thick and thin

including both good times and bad times Dogs are real friends because they are loyal to you through thick and thin and don't expect more than food and approval in return.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form stick together through thick and thin (to support one another in good or bad times): The brothers promised they would stick together through thick and thin.
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through thick and thin

if you stay with or support someone through thick and thin, you always stay with or support them, even in difficult situations That's what relationships are about - you stick with someone through thick and thin. She remained loyal to the party through thick and thin.
See lay it on thick
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through thick and thin

Despite all obstacles or adversities, as in She promised to stand by him through thick and thin. This term alludes to penetrating a forest with both thick and sparse undergrowth. Today it is nearly always used with the idea of supporting something or someone in all circumstances, as in the example. [Late 1300s]
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Vinny Lecavalier and Brad Richards have been together through thick and thin - including a road trip to Siberia.