slim down

slim down
phr verb
Slim down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑workforce

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  • slim down — phrasal verb Word forms slim down : present tense I/you/we/they slim down he/she/it slims down present participle slimming down past tense slimmed down past participle slimmed down 1) [intransitive] to lose weight He s slimmed down since he had… …   English dictionary

  • slim down — 1) PHR V ERG If a company or other organization slims down or is slimmed down, it employs less people, in order to save money or become more efficient. [V P] Many firms have had little choice but to slim down. [V P n (not pron)] ...the plan to… …   English dictionary

  • slim down — verb To reduce ones weight; to become thinner. Syn: lose weight, melt off, reduce, slenderize, slim, thin Ant: gain, put on …   Wiktionary

  • slim down — verb take off weight • Syn: ↑reduce, ↑melt off, ↑lose weight, ↑slim, ↑slenderize, ↑thin • Ant: ↑gain (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • slim something down — ˌslim ˈdown | ˌslim sthˈdown derived to make a company or an organization smaller, by reducing the number of jobs in it; to be made smaller in this way • They re restructuring and slimming down the workforce. • The industry may have to slim down… …   Useful english dictionary

  • slim — [slim] adj. slimmer, slimmest [orig., useless, bad, weak < Du, crafty, bad, akin to Ger schlimm, bad] 1. small in girth in proportion to height or length; slender 2. small in amount, degree, or extent; slight; scant; meager [slim pickings, a… …   English World dictionary

  • slim — ▪ I. slim slim 2 adjective 1. very small in size or amount: • The slim increase in revenues reflected the slowing economy. • Will the Democrats hold on to their slim majority? 2. very little chance of something happening: • …   Financial and business terms

  • slim — slim1 S3 [slım] adj comparative slimmer superlative slimmest [Date: 1600 1700; : Dutch; Origin: bad, of low quality ] 1.) someone who is slim is attractively thin = ↑slender ▪ a slim young woman ▪ a slim waist …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slim — slim1 [ slım ] adjective ** 1. ) thin in an attractive way: She had a slim, youthful figure. Most ballet dancers are extremely slim. 2. ) narrow: a slim gold watch a long slim skirt 3. ) very small: a slim chance/hope: The chances of success are… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slim — [[t]slɪ̱m[/t]] ♦♦♦ slimmer, slimmest, slims, slimming, slimmed 1) ADJ GRADED (approval) A slim person has an attractively thin and well shaped body. The young woman was tall and slim... Jean is pretty, of slim build, with blue eyes. Syn: slender… …   English dictionary


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