trim away

Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to trim away: trim down

trim something away (from something)

to cut something away (from something). The butcher trimmed the fat away from the steak. Please trim away the fat from the meat.
See also: away, trim
References in periodicals archive ?
Once a leather texture is achieved, the potter will use pottery ribbon tools and pottery knives to carve out designs and trim away imperfections.
Trim away any plastic that extends above the edge of the basket.
It will cover a wall up to 183cm wide x 300m length, just trim away the edges to fit.
Lay the saddle of lamb on a work bench and carefully trim away as much fat from the flank part, trim the two fillets and season with salt and pepper.
Trim away the roles and missions that are no longer of the highest priority--and become much more circumspect about adding new ones.
Users can let the software do the hard work with smart options, which instantly fix shaky footage and color and lighting problems, identify and trim away all unwanted footage and intelligently balance audio elements.
Separate slices of Parma ham, trim away fat and cut a 4 cm strip off the end of each slice.
3 Cut: Trim away the coarse growth on creeping fig, Ficus pumila.
Newspaper publishers continued to trim away circulation that has become meaningless to advertisers and continued to suffer from the fallout of 2003's Do Not Call registry, which prevents publishers from telemarketing newspaper subscriptions.
If the edges of the tear are frayed, trim away loose threads.
Trim away the extra fabric that can be seen inside the hole of the cardboard leaving about 1/4 inch of seam allowance exposed.
Applying all of your normal bowhunting precautions in relation to human scent elimination and safety (wear a full-body harness), sneak into your stand location, set your stand, and trim away any problem branches at tree level (a ratchet-cut pruner and folding saw work great for this).
Carefully unroll the pen some, and trim away any excess clay (cut it a bit short--don't allow the clay to overlap).
Even more extreme are the trends shown by the median CPI and the median PCEPI, inflation measures that trim away all but the price movements in the center of the price-change continuum.