Meaning of fine-tooth comb

fine'-tooth comb'

Pronunciation: (fīn'tth"), [key]
  1. a comb having narrow, closely set teeth.
  2. to examine in close detail; search thoroughly; fine-comb: The police went over the apartment with a fine-tooth comb.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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