Meaning of wafer-thin in English:


Pronunciation /ˌweɪfəˈθɪn/

Translate wafer-thin into Spanish


  • 1Very thin.

    ‘a single slice of wafer-thin ham’
    • ‘There is some opposition to him in the Senate where the Democrats have a wafer-thin majority.’
    • ‘The MP will have his work cut out to hold his Shipley seat where he defends a wafer-thin majority of just over 1,400.’
    • ‘Even in the unlikely event of a wafer-thin majority in favour of the constitution, the terms on which the whole European project moves forward will have changed.’
    • ‘There is an outside chance that, by Friday, we could be looking at a Conservative government - albeit with a wafer-thin majority.’
    • ‘The Conservative majority was trimmed to a wafer-thin level with many members absent from last night's meeting and three Tories breaking ranks with the party line.’
    • ‘If, however, your definition of ‘thriller’ is wafer-thin plots and clichéd style, then Responsibility probably isn't for you.’
    • ‘The Minstermen have often found themselves wheeling and dealing on a wafer-thin budget, while dangling dangerously close to expulsion from the Football League.’
    • ‘The Dos Equis also features a soft nylon midsole - for additional forefoot support when you're perched on a wafer-thin edge.’
    • ‘They still look potent in attack but wafer-thin in midfield and wobbly in defence under pressure.’
    • ‘‘This decision will only erode the public's already wafer-thin trust in the justice system,’ he told The Jakarta Post.’
    • ‘In these days of corporate austerity, economic gloom and wafer-thin margins, it is brave to post substantially increased profits and claim there is still more to come.’
    • ‘It was wonderful, with the piping-hot, wafer-thin rice flour skin giving way to a beautiful mouthful of chicken and vegetables, all complemented by the chilli sauce.’
    • ‘Morgan makes his dough from scratch; a 19-inch pizza spreads two pounds of dough into a wafer-thin layer.’
    • ‘The point is, a wafer-thin line divides near-mishaps like the one at Kalpakkam and catastrophic health hazards faced by local populations.’
    • ‘By this method, the Chinese cooked fragile pancakes of millet or wheat flour, which they filled with wafer-thin vegetables and meat slices.’
    • ‘For the birdlike Oates - she is wafer-thin, with frizzy dark hair and huge amber-coloured eyes - is a literary heavyweight.’
    • ‘Business is brisk and many buyers say that they enjoy watching the vendors deftly dropping wafer-thin banana slices into the boiling oil.’
    • ‘It's not easy when you have a wafer-thin squad like ours, but the players are capable of doing much better than they showed against Burnley on Wednesday night.’
    • ‘The high-tech visuals do not go well with the wafer-thin theme.’
    • ‘The wafer-thin morality of our Government and its supporters has been exposed by the actions of US / UK armed forces.’
    wafer-thin, paper-thin, papery
    1. 1.1(especially of a margin of victory) very slim; barely achieved.
      ‘the party secured a wafer-thin majority of 36’
      • ‘success in sport rests on this wafer-thin margin’