Definition of fine-tooth combing in English:

fine-tooth combing

noun

  • The action of undertaking a very thorough search or analysis of something; the action of combing hair with a fine-tooth comb; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century. From fine-tooth comb + -ing.

Pronunciation

fine-tooth combing

/ˌfʌɪntuːθ ˈkəʊmɪŋ/