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Go over it with a fine-toothed comb

English Meaning 1

Check it very carefully & thoroughly (used when we speak English)

English Example 1

“Ok once you get all the paperwork back you need to go over it with a fine-toothed comb and make sure we haven’t left anything that identifies people in any way, understand?”
(Learn English tip: A question word and a pronoun should be somewhere in this sentence, it is missing but still implied, can you see where?)

English Meaning 2

English Example 2

“Look, I’ve been over it with a fine-toothed comb, there’s nothing wrong with it, it could just be the way you’re using it, can you show me?”

Translation

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