As Thick as Thieves

What Does "As Thick as Thieves" Mean?

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"As thick as thieves" is an English idiom. It means "very close or intimate; sharing secrets."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "as thick as thieves" used in a sentence:
  • Those two have been as thick as thieves since kindergarten.
  • The sisters are as thick as thieves, always whispering and giggling together.
  • He and the manager are as thick as thieves; it's no wonder he got the promotion.
meaning for as thick as thieves

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "As Thick as Thieves" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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