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slim chance

A very small possibility. There's a slim chance that the computer will reboot as normal, but it's much more likely that we'll have to reinstall the operating system. It's only a slim chance that we'll make the plane, at this rate. We may need to book new tickets.
See also: chance, slim

slim down

1. To become more slender; to lose weight. I'm trying to slim down in time for the wedding. I'm not all that overweight, but slimming down a little bit would really help my self-confidence.
2. To make something more slender or less bulky. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slim" and "down." The company has been slimming down their smartphones over the past few years. No matter how much I diet or exercise, I just can't seem to slim my thighs down.
See also: down, slim

slim pickings

A very small or limited amount to choose from, especially after others have taken from what was originally available. By the time I got to the sale, it was pretty slim pickings left on the racks. A: "Is there any food left from the party?" B: "Just some slim pickings."
See also: picking, slim

slim chance

a slight chance; a small chance. There is a slim chance that I will arrive on Monday, but Tuesday is more likely.
See also: chance, slim

slim down

to become thinner; to lose weight. You have really slimmed down a lot since I last saw you. I need to eat less so I can slim down. He slimmed down quite a bit after he had his health problem.
See also: down, slim

slim someone down

to cause someone to lose weight. They started to slim her down in the hospital, but she gained the weight back as soon as she got out. The dietitian slimmed down all the patients under his care.
See also: down, slim

slim pickings

A small amount left after others have taken a share. For example, After each of the children took what they wanted of Mother's things, it was slim pickings for the rest of the family . This expression alludes to animals devouring a carcass. [Early 1600s]
See also: picking, slim

slim down

v.
To lose weight, as by dieting or exercise: I was overweight, so I decided to slim down.
See also: down, slim

iceberg slim

1. n. a pimp. When iceberg slim came by in his pimpmobile, Jed made a rude sign at him.
2. n. a person who exploits others; a cold, heartless person. The guy’s a regular iceberg slim.
See also: iceberg, slim

slim

n. a tobacco cigarette. (The same as straight, as opposed to a marijuana cigarette, which may be thicker.) I’ll take a slim and a little mist, thanks.
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On 4 August, the Public Prosecutor at the Court of First Instance issued wanted notices against Slim Riahi for issuing NSF checks.
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For the past 30 years, Slim built long-lasting relationships with client partners and colleagues and shall be missed by the industry.
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En esa ocasion, tuvo un problema con un aneurisma que le provoco un derrame en el corazon y fue internado en el hospital Humana bajo el nombre de Carlos Delgado (significado de Slim en ingles) para evitar cualquier acoso de los medios, aunque no quedo totalmente bien de esa cirugia.
8220;More and more, UK snackers are looking for healthier choices without sacrificing taste,” says the Slim Secrets UK sales & marketing manager Jordi Bloomberg from Slim Essentials.
RAK Slim is very compatible when it used a regular floor tile for installation on top of existing flat surface floor coverings in home or in commercial premises subject to light pedestrian traffic.
SLIM Search opens new doors for research through a revolutionary advancement in the speed of information processing for genomic research.
On another occasion during a poker game with Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, Slim bet that he could swim down a particularly dangerous 29-mile length of rapids known as 'the river of no return' in Idaho in the middle of winter.
Lightweighting the container with SLIM was pivotal to achieving its goals.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Slim spent 2004 boosting market share in Latin America, especially in Brazil.
Carlos Slim Domit has proven that being the son of the wealthiest businessman in Latin America--Carlos Slim Helu--is not what it takes to be at the forefront of the biggest telephone company in Mexico.
In 1942, Slim was given the command of Burma Corps and later, the 14th Army and assumed the task of reversing the seemingly unstoppable Japanese army.
Al magnate Carlos Slim Helu le han llamado el rey Midas de Mexico: todo lo que toca lo convierte en oro.