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fit and trim

slim and in good physical shape. Jean tried to keep herself fit and trim at all times. For some people, keeping fit and trim requires time, effort, and self-discipline.
See also: and, fit, trim

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.
See also: down, trim

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

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.
See also: down, trim

trim something from something

to cut something away from something. I trimmed the fat from the steaks. We had to trim a lot of the fat from the meat after we got it home.
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trim something off (of) someone or something

 and trim something off
to cut something off someone or something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) I asked the barber to trim the beard off of Ralph. The barber trimmed off Ralph's beard.
See also: off, trim

trim something with something

to decorate something with something. She trimmed the dress with lace. Bobby and Timmy trimmed the tree with colorful ornaments.
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be in fighting trim

  (mainly American)
ready to deal with a situation, especially because you are in good physical condition It was a challenging performance, but the dancers were in fighting trim.
See come out fighting
See also: fight, trim

trim your sails

to spend less money The school is having to trim its sails because of government cutbacks.
See also: sail, trim

trim one's sails

Modify one's stand, adapt to circumstances, as in His advisers told him to trim his sails before he alienated voters and bungled the election completely . This metaphoric expression alludes to adjusting a ship's sails to take full advantage of prevailing winds. [Late 1700s]
See also: sail, trim

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.
See also: down, trim

trim off

To remove some excess by or as if by cutting: I trimmed off the rotten wood. The barber will trim my bangs off.
See also: off, trim
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The other night, when he stood next to Hart athletic director Mike Herrington, an avid weightlifter, I kidded Herrington about Miner now being the Foothill League's trimmest A.
David was at his trimmest when he first set eyes on his future wife in the kebab shop, having lost five stones and slimmed down to 12 stone on a diet.
Italy is one of the trimmest countries, with only seven per cent of men obese and six per cent of women.
Pruning works by extracting unused portions of program code (from the developer's own code, or third-party libraries) to deliver the trimmest executable possible.
Sculpt & Tone: This sizzling full body workout will tone and tighten your entire body to its slimmest, trimmest point.
There is a tendency for people to get to their trimmest and fittest for their wedding and then when they have made the 'catch' they start to relax.
Martin Luther King had the trimmest of moustaches when he inspired black Americans.