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slim chance

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

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.
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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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Ge is fine as the manipulative Li, and Hong Kong thesp Wu adequate in the slimly drawn part of Wu Luan.
With the exception of the slimly sketched characters of Maura and Jonathan, father and daughter's respective once and future mates, all of the characters open doors to memorable images and insights.
It's almost as if Gombrowicz took this dictum as his starting point for the surreal, slimly autobiographical antics of Trans-Atlantyk (1953), a philosophical fable whose strenuous stylistic and narrative challenges helped assure it a forty-year wait for translation into English.
Skilfully, Morrill uses this sincere, small farmer to comment on events and attitudes across the 1640s, but the bureaucratic element is slimly justified by Dowsing's keep-to-the-book enforcement in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk of the Ordinance of 26 August 1643.
Canon's ELPH model introduced the concept of the camera-as-a-fashion-accessoryCo a camera that could be attached to an elegant neck chain and worn like an item of jewelry, or slipped slimly into a blazer breast pocket in lieu of a silk hanky.
The first robber was white, slimly built, and wearing a dark shiny jacket with white zips, over a black hooded top.
Quite how Gutierrez would cope aerially, or for that matter young Ferguson who is so slimly built, I don't know.
He is described as white, slimly built, about 5ft 5in tall, with collar-length grey, thick hair.
And the slimly built youngster showed that he's learning, as he shrugged off a heavy challenge to move on to Salif Diao's inch-perfect pass and slot home the winner.
Her youngest, Toby, is slimly built and although he loves swimming in the river near their Gwent home he was badly affected by the cold.
Cumbria police officers say the dead woman was around 5ft 2ins, and slimly built.
The 5ft 5in, slimly built, boy was wearing a navy tracksuit, black T-shirt, white runners and navy baseball cap.
The attacker was described as 20 to 30 years old, 6ft tall, slimly built, with short dark hair and wearing a black leather jacket.
At the end of this poem cycle, represented too slimly here, Psyche asks, "Anyway, what is the soul / But a dream of itself?
Nail's character is slimly backgrounded, Rea's at one point appears with an unexplained bloody nose, and around the hour mark the movie has some trouble smoothly knitting together the principals' various conflicts, with the romance between Rea and Aubrey not given its due weight.