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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]
See also: picking, slim

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.
See also: iceberg, 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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Slimly built, he has light-brown, neatly styled hair, dazzling blue eyes, a boyish face and a magnetic presence that instantly draws you in.
1-ranked Jesus Chavez one of his sternest tests before slimly losing the May 1999 bout.
The attacker was described as 20 to 30 years old, 6ft tall, slimly built, with short dark hair and wearing a black leather jacket.
The Whistler digital voice recorders are compact, portable units that are slimly designed with a retail price range from $39.
The teenager is white, slimly built, around 5ft 6 ins tall with dyed red auburn-coloured, shoulder-length hair, which is usually tied back.
One was 6ft tall, blond, slimly built and wearing a black coat and beige trousers.
Shaking like a leaf, this tiny, slimly built man dressed casually in a pastel track suit refuses to smile for photos, while barely managing to speak.
She rushed to the front of the building and saw a slimly built, dark- haired man, crouched in the garden.
Nasdaq:GNSS), a leading provider of display image processors for consumer and PC-display products, today announced that LG Electronics, a leading global consumer electronics corporation, has selected Genesis Microchip's FLI2200 digital video processor for its new high-quality, slimly designed XGA and SVGA DLP Projectors.
The man, who is tall, slimly built, grey-haired and was wearing a black and royal blue mac, is now in a critical but stable condition in the city's Royal Gwent Hospital.
He said the schoolgirl was five feet four inches tall, slimly built with very long straight blonde hair and blue eyes.
The man with the gun was white, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, slimly built, and was wearing a balaclava, a blue long-sleeved jacket that fastened at the front, and dark coloured trousers.
He is 5ft 11ins tall, slimly built and clean shaven, with brown eyes and light brown short hair.
Police believe two men, slimly built and aged 20 to 25, carried out the attack.