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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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While my peers were reading Shakespeare and other `classics' I studied Iceberg Slim, hoping to learn more about some of the more predatory males in my world.
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In January, Slim Devices introduced support for Unicode fonts making it possible to display non-Latin characters such as the Asian languages offered through the FIFA World Cup news feeds.
Slim Devices, founded in 2000, is the worldwide pioneer of network entertainment products for users of the Internet and personal computers.
Note to editors: SLIM Search is a trademark of SLIM Search, Ltd.
Leonard Bloksberg, chief science officer SLIM Search will deliver a seminar on Next Generation Sequence Analysis, including theory and application of computing technologies for managing large volumes of short read length sequence data.
He was the senior scientist involved in developing the SLIM technology at Genesis R&D.
SLIM Search opens access for biological research possibilities that previously were either impossible or just too tedious and time consuming to contemplate.
SLIM Search(TM) is the ultimate genomics search solution, providing more speed, more flexibility and more sensitivity.