be thick on the ground

be thick on the ground
British & Australian be thin on the ground - if things or people are thin on the ground, there are not many of them.

Traditional English pubs are thick on the ground in this area.


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  • thick on the ground — existing or occurring in large amounts Hotels and restaurants are thick on the ground along the strip. Presidential candidates are thick on the ground this year. [=there are a lot of presidential candidates this year] • • • Main Entry: ↑thick * …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — often in negatives or questions british phrase if things or people are thick on the ground, there are many of them Thesaurus: to exist in large or larger amountssynonym Main entry: thick * * * I be thick (or thin) on the ground existing (or …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — [often in negatives or questions] British if things or people are thick on the ground, there are many of them …   English dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — ► be thick (or thin) on the ground exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • be thick on the ground — see ground1. → thick …   English new terms dictionary

  • thick on the ground — phrasal plentiful, abundant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thin on the ground — Present in very small, inadequate quality or numbers • • • Main Entry: ↑thin * * * thin on the ground phrase not available in large amounts or numbers Such experienced nurses are thin on the ground. Thesaurus: words used to describe small amounts …   Useful english dictionary

  • be thin on the ground — ► be thick (or thin) on the ground exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • be thick (or thin) on the ground — exist in large (or small) numbers or amounts. → ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • thick — thick1 W2S2 [θık] adj comparative thicker superlative thickest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not thin)¦ 2¦(measurement)¦ 3¦(trees/bushes etc)¦ 4¦(smoke/cloud etc)¦ 5¦(liquid)¦ 6¦(hair/fur)¦ 7¦(stupid)¦ 8¦(vo …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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