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slim down

1. To become more slender; to lose weight. I'm trying to slim down in time for the wedding. I'm not all that overweight, but slimming down a little bit would really help my self-confidence.
2. To make something more slender or less bulky. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slim" and "down." The company has been slimming down their smartphones over the past few years. No matter how much I diet or exercise, I just can't seem to slim my thighs down.
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 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 down

v.
To lose weight, as by dieting or exercise: I was overweight, so I decided to slim down.
See also: down, slim
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The 2016 Slim Down Challenge marks the 11th such event sponsored by Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating of Minnesota.
It asserted, "The Alliance's Political Body agreed unanimously on the suggestion to slim down the cabinet through cancelling the ministries of state taking into consideration not to violate the balance between blocs participating in the government."
Now, ladies, I know you may want your fell as to slim down, but I don't think you've thought this through.
Evolve will be available at Bloxwich Leisure Centre to help people slim down by increasing their levels of physical activity and making dietary alterations.
The female volunteers will employ "extreme weight loss methods" to slim down.
Instead of the weight-loss-by-wind theory, researchers now propose that most extremely massive stars slim down by undergoing extraordinarily violent eruptions like the one that convulsed Eta Carinae in the mid-1800s.
Their willingness to fatten up showed how different they were, how committed, in a world where everybody else wanted to slim down. Today we read instead about the weight actors lose.
But now, health and safety rules mean he must slim down.
County councillors recently accepted proposals by chief executive Mark Henderson to slim down his top management team as part of a drive to improve the authority and develop a high-performing organisation.
What to do: Stay lean or slim down with a healthy diet and exercise.
While the goal is to slim down, tuition is hefty: $5,500 a month.
Before you invest big bucks in the thin client technology that enables your IT department to slim down its offerings, perhaps you should weigh some of the advantages and disadvantages.
Swiss banks UBS and Credit Suisse, each holding about 10% of Swiss' shares, reportedly have renewed faith in the airline following its revamp of management, its link-up with British Airways and the oneworld alliance, and its measures to slim down to profitability.
Physicians in the state of Maine may see their patients slim down if a legislative package gets approved in the state.
MAINE TACKLES OBESITY Physicians in the state of Maine may see their patients slim down if a legislative package gets approved in the state.