Does the word
hair-breadth denote a precise unit of
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According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, a hair-breadth
(aka hairsbreadth ) is equal to 1/48th of an
inch. Similarly: coon's age (47.3 years),
till the cows come home (75 years),
like stink (117 MPH), like a bat out of hell (136 MPH),
greased lightning (180 MPH), and
shitload (1.45 tons).
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