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thick as thieves

dikke maatjes

if people are thick as thieves, they are very close friends

thick as two short planks

dom als het achtereind van een varken

someone who is very stupid

thick-skinned

een huid als een olifant hebben

if a person is thick-skinned, they are not affected by criticism

thin blue line

de politie

the thin blue line is a term for the police

thin line

dunne lijn

if there's a thin line between things, it's hard to distinguish them

thin-skinned

snel geraakt

if somebody is thin-skinned, they are very sensitive to any sort of criticism

think outside the box

buiten de kaders denken

if you think outside the box, you think in an imaginative and creative way

think over

nadenken over

I thought it over and made up my mind

think the world of

hoog achten

to hold something or someone in very high esteem to love or admire immensely

think through

doordenken

the plan failed because it wasn't thought through properly

think up

verzinnen

i'd better think up a good reason for being late

third degree

de duimschroeven aandraaien

if someone is given the third degree, they are put under a great deal of pressure to tell the truth