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fine-tooth comb

Definitions of fine-tooth comb
  1. noun
    a comb with teeth set close together
    synonyms: fine-toothed comb
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    type of:
    comb
    a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
  2. noun
    a method of examining in minute detail
    “he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes”
    synonyms: fine-toothed comb
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    type of:
    examination, scrutiny
    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
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