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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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ED in the present study was found to be significantly influenced by the role of media on girls' efforts toward slimness as well as world fashion.
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.
Other space-saving features include the slimness of the seatbacks, and by locating the gearshift and parking brake almost side by side it gives rear seat passengers more foot room.
group would demonstrate a decrease in their posttest scores on weight dissatisfaction, desire to be slim, and effect of interpersonal messages regarding slimness, compared to the physical activity group.
Media reports covering the detention of generals Jamil Sayyed, Ali Hajj, Raymond Azar and Mustafa Hamdan have confirmed the slimness of their files, labeling their arrest as arbitrary," Azouri said in a news conference.
Preoccupation with slimness might be increasingly adopted as Latinos integrate U.
Softbank, a newcomer to the industry, will launch 14 new models of mobile phones, with a special emphasis on the slimness of handsets.
Video, Bluetooth, e-mail, music, and more--and we're talking some Diet Coke-sized slimness here.
Despite the chassis slimness, the seat feels very high, as if it's been jacked up as they do on race bikes for a fast turn in.
Despite the chassis' slimness, the seat feels very high, as if it's been jacked up as they do on race bikes for a fast turn in.
But the slimness of that majority will make it harder for the new government to push through the fiscal, labor market and regulatory reforms that Italy badly needs to revive its flagging economy and provide for its aging population.