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To lay it on thick

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To lay it on thick to flatter excessively.
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Usage

In literature:

We lay so thick on the windward side of the spar deck under the awning, that it would have been difficult to find foot room.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
However, he must rub up all his old Eton books this 'long,' and get old Hanmer to lay it on thick.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
I used to lay it on thick in hopes that a little would soak in.
"Harvard Stories" by Waldron Kintzing Post
To make it, take a board of hard, wood, well seasoned, and lay on it a coat of thick varnish.
"St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11" by Various
At the same time I don't like to see you laying it on too thick.
"Poor Relations" by Compton Mackenzie
But it is very difficult to lay on strokes of uniform thickness with them.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder
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In news:

Ryan Lochte Should Stick to Swimming, and André Leon Talley Lays It on Thick at Ralph Lauren.
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