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slim chance

A very small possibility. There's a slim chance that the computer will reboot as normal, but it's much more likely that we'll have to reinstall the operating system. It's only a slim chance that we'll make the plane, at this rate. We may need to book new tickets.
See also: chance, slim

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 pickings

A very small or limited amount to choose from, especially after others have taken from what was originally available. By the time I got to the sale, it was pretty slim pickings left on the racks. A: "Is there any food left from the party?" B: "Just some slim pickings."
See also: picking, slim

slim chance

a slight chance; a small chance. There is a slim chance that I will arrive on Monday, but Tuesday is more likely.
See also: chance, 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 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

v.
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

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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Throughout free food February, slimmers will also be challenged to pass on their new-found love of healthy food to their family and friends in a bid to 'love it, cook it, share it'with the whole local community.
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She has also lost the most amount of weight for a female slimmer in the history of the competition.
The local Slimming World consultant, who runs weekly groups at Trinity Church, Gosforth, every Wednesday, met Vernon at a glitzy event to celebrate the most successful slimmers.
The Colwyn Bay slimmer was one of five runners up in the finals of Slimming World's Young Slimmer of the Year 2009 at Slimming World's head office in Derbyshire on August 9.
The 46-year-old, who used to be a size 26, has shed 10 stone to be named the Rosemary Conley Slimmer of the Year.
A woman has been crowned a super slimmer after losing five stone since signing up for classes.
Ethertronics' Milestone Marks Ability to Meet Wireless Device Manufacturers' Needs for High-Performance Antenna Solutions, Accommodating Newer Slimmer Form Factors
A DOCTOR who shed 10 stone in a bid to inspire her patients has been named as a magazine's Slimmer Of The Year.
Up to 300 slimmers from Slimmer World clubs run by consultant Caroline Moore took part in the marathon event and presented the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice with their hard-earned cash.