slim

(redirected from slimmest)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Fly will be launching 15 models in the first quarter of next year, including the slimmest 4G LTE device.
The HUAWEI ASCEND P6 is the world's slimmest Smartphone which features both style and performance.
Relishing this pleasing accomplishment, Akbar Khan Chief Marketing Officer Ufone said, "We are happy to partner with Huawei in bringing the world's slimmest smart phone in Pakistan.
Fujitsu's new PalmSecure-SL sensor, which provides one-to-one matching authentication, has achieved the world's smallest and slimmest design for a palm vein authentication sensor.
LG's PB60G series will be the slimmest ever and most compact portable LED projector available within the market.
68mm thin, the Huawei Ascend P1 S was officially unveiled as the world's slimmest smartphone at the recently concluded 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
We're excited to unveil the world's slimmest smartphone here at CES 2012," said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device.
Slimmest slider Motorola Milestone - from free on contract at www.
The Digital IXUS 200 IS gives you ultimate experience in fingertip control with Canon's first-ever touch-screen technology in a camera, while the Digital IXUS 120 IS is Canon's slimmest ever, wide-angle Digital IXUS.
The result has left the Sharks' top four aspirations hanging by the slimmest of threads and doubts about their ability to qualify for next season's Heineken Cup.
said Thursday it has developed the world's slimmest 50-inch plasma television display panel to reduce power consumption by two-thirds to levels of liquid crystal displays.
The slimmest touch screen camera, new class of dual screen notebook and high performance LCD TVs are just a few of the innovative products BenQ will showcase at Comex.
With the introduction of the new model ACS55 variable frequency drive, ABB offers OEMs and system integrators the most compact and slimmest motor drive in the company's component drive range.
KEN BATES has regained control of Leeds after a recount of votes taken at last week's creditors' meeting confirmed his offer to buy back the club had been accepted by the slimmest of margins.
The battle for control of the club is expected to be resolved in court after creditors voted by the slimmest of margins to accept Ken Bates' offer to buy United back.