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slim chance

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

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.
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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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Well, we say if the 60 Minute Makeover team can do it for a whole house, we can surely make a makeover work for our slimmers.
The saying goes that the most beautiful women are a 'Perfect 10,'" said Meggie Hale, founder of Slimmer Silhouette.
The yummy mummy slimmer of the year winner is now a size 12 and has since given birth to two healthy boys aged two and three.
Brendan Callaghan, 63, emerged as the champion slimmer - personally raising pounds 60 for the charity.
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.
Gillian, from Bettws, near Bridgend, said: 'It's a great way of meeting new people and there is a trophy awarded every week for the slimmer of the week and so far, I'm the only one that has won it.
IMD has been designed to confine the current flow on the antenna element and optimize its isolation to deliver higher performance in a slimmer, more compact form factor with minimal SAR emissions.
Lindsay's transformation has seen her go from a size 26 to 10 and lose 18in from her waist after joining Scottish Slimmers.
The 41-year-old won Rosemary Conley's health professional Slimmer Of The Year award.
Kerry Pillai, from Swansea, won the Super-Fit Slimmer of the Year category at the awards show hosted by diet and exercise guru Rosemary Conley.
GO MONOCHROME: Monochromatic dressing (one colour from head to toe) makes anyone look taller and slimmer.
This latest technological breakthrough will enable mobile phone manufacturers to produce mobile phones even slimmer than the 6.
Farmer Alan Guest, 45, from Kidderminster, was named Male Slimmer of the Year at the ceremony, after losing nine stone.