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1. informal A person's skin. I think I burnt my hide from lying out in the sun too long. I will tan your hide if I ever catch you smoking cigarettes, you hear me?
2. By extension, a person's ability to ignore or remain indifferent to verbal attacks or criticisms. If you're going to pursue a career in politics, you need to have a thick hide so that the criticism of your detractors doesn't bother you. Watch what you say about Uncle Ed's writing—he's got a pretty thin hide if you have anything other than praise to share.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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n. the skin. I need to get some rays on my hide.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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