Quick to take offense. Other words used to define the phrase are sensitive and defensive. The phrase "thin-skinned" is derived from the idea that such people are easy to attack as their skin is too thin to offer protection from assault.
The media exercised great caution when editorializing the words of the thin-skinned president to avoid acts of retribution from the IRS.
by Rollo & Biff March 26, 2008
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