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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.
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

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


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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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.
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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.
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.
By the slimmest of margins, Fayetteville voters have approved a system of road impact fees on new development.
Jamie Houston had 49 kills to lead the Rainbow Wahine to 3-2 nonconference victories Friday and Saturday nights, both matches decided by the slimmest of margins.
For some, closure mercifully has come; for others, each of what the government calls "live sightings" stirs hope, even the slimmest hope that they are alive.
As a result, the fruits of that revolution were nearly lost in 2004 in a presidential race that attracted little attention in Washington; only by the slimmest of margins did a pro-democratic candidate (and therefore democracy itself) squeak to victory.