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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.

slim pickings

Little left to profit from; a small reward, scarcely worth the effort. This term, alluding to animals devouring a carcass of prey or carrion, has been around since at least the seventeenth century, and the idea is much older yet. John Milton used it in Smectymnus (1642): “The Vulturs had then but small pickings.”
See also: picking, slim
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Mass Media Influences on Young Women's Slimness Cognition
Also, the rate of ED was significantly higher among students who always believed that media has an impact on their effort toward slimness (44.1%) than those who not always believed that media has an impact on their effort toward slimness.
The choice of therapy weeks ranges from fitness, harmony and slimness to health, mother and baby and detox and coaching tonic weeks.
As noted in this month's feature article on thin films (page 36), the low cost, light weight and slimness of solar film allow it to be installed flush to a surface, opening up an entirely new realm of applications beyond rooftops.
Basically you look massive in all the places you normally go out of your way to try and look thinner in, leaving about two inches of slimness by your feet.
Maybe San Francisco could more effectively encourage childhood slimness by setting up tempting new recreational offerings at its parks, and encouraging kids to exercise, than by micromanaging the ingredients of Happy Meals.
"Generally for me, slimness comes with a little bit of upset or stress.
RAK Slim helps in a significant reduction in dead load on the building structure due to almost half the weight of tiling, thanks to it slimness, a definite plus point for builders or home owners, as it results in reduced structure cost.
Just counting the sheer number of slave revolts listed in her chronology makes the slimness of the volume surprising (ix-xii).
This is evident in the slimness of the volumes, the handy size, and modest prices.
"Going forward, the TV industry will no longer compete along basic features such as slimness and image quality," said Simon Kang, CEO and President of LG Home Entertainment Company.
I was with the beautiful anchorwoman Dima Izzeddine, while she was presenting the morning show on BBC Arabic; as we finished examining and commenting on the political news, I moved to a humorous news story about how slimness can kill, and that it is as bad to one's health as is obesity.
Despite the relative slimness of Joffe and Friedlander's book, it's packed with useful information that can help women navigate the world of work.
Perhaps most focused upon slimness is the United States of America, where weight loss products and services abound on television, radio, a digital communication vehicle they call the 'Internet,' in magazines, and on large signs posted along commuter vehicle travel paths, called 'billboards.'
In any event, capturing the manufacturer's margin compensates for the slimness of the distribution margin.