The folds are so disposed that the thick skin shall be capable of bending in grasping, while at the same time it requires to be tightly bound down to the skeleton of the hand, else the slipping of the skin would lead to insecurity of prehension, as the quilting or buttoning down of the covers of furniture by upholsterers keeps them from slipping.
Similarly, you need to develop a thick skin so you can assess market reaction to your product objectively and astutely.
With the persistent rumors surrounding Jolie - about her weight, international adoptions and relationship with Brad Pitt - she has developed a thick skin.
As any competitive dancer will tell you, one of the job requirements for a career in dance is a thick skin.
Becoming an actor at this level takes lots of practice, a thick skin and a little luck.