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trim (oneself) down

to take action to become slimmer or lose weight. I need to trim myself down before I go on vacation. I decided to trim down, but I never got around to it. You really need to trim down and stay at a lower weight.
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trim something down

to reduce the size of something. You will have to trim the picture down to get it into the frame. Trim down the picture before you frame it.
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trim down

1. To reduce something by or as if by cutting away the excess: The company is trimming down its budget this year. The editor trimmed the long manuscript down to 200 pages.
2. To lose weight, as by dieting or exercise: The doctor advised me to trim down.
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BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Parliament has announced on Sunday its reception of a message from Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, to trim down his Cabinet to 29 ministries, instead of its current 43 ministries, according to the Parliament's Member, Mohammed al-Khalidy.
In the Spice days it was a case of if we had a video coming up I'd be great and diet and work out the week before to trim down.
Melbourne, November 20 (ANI): Rumours are rife that a picture of golden girl Stephanie Rice in this month's Inside Sport magazine was digitally treated to trim down her post-Olympic figure.
It is royal blue, with a large section of white trim down the left-hand side.
Lorraine Kelly is an attractive woman, who must have worked hard to trim down to the figure she has today.
Sagal wears padding to pouf out her frame in the romantic comedy and notes that one of the things she likes best about it is that she does NOT trim down and get glamorous at the end.
Our strategy is to trim down to a leaner, more competitive operation without sacrificing customer service.
In the textile industry, nanotechnologies are more likely to be employed to produce new materials, or improve the properties of existing materials, than to trim down the production cost or improve quality.
Vodafone India, one of the top telecommunications service providers of India, has made an announcement on Thursday on its latest tie-up with The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) intended for installation of green technology on its telecom network to facilitate trim down carbon release.
The Australian central bank is said to be looking to trim down the value of the local currency.
forces from Iraq, a proposal to trim down the Cabinet and to settle the current differences between the State of Law and al-Iraqiya.
No fewer than eight of the current first-team squad are on loan at present - but Jol still wants to trim down his remaining squad of 30.
Each night the Aussie star tries to trim down the length of time her quick change routines take, with a current record of just 45 seconds.
Near Hamburg, farmer Klaus-Hartmut Riechert walks his flock along the banks of the Elbe River twice a day to trim down the 170 birds for tastier meat.
We have people here who haven't been to a gym in years and find they can get stronger, feel better and trim down using weights," said Thurman.