slim down


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slim down

vb (adverb)
1. to make or become slim, esp intentionally
2. (Economics) to make (an organization) more efficient or (of an organization) to become more efficient, esp by cutting staff
n
(Economics) an instance of an organization slimming down
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.slim down - take off weightslim down - take off weight      
sweat off - lose weight by sweating; "I sweated off 3 pounds in the sauna"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
Translations

w>slim down

vt sep
personabnehmen lassen, schlank(er) machen
(fig) business etcverschlanken; budgetkürzen
vi
(person) → abnehmen, abspecken (inf)
(fig, business etc) → verschlanken, abspecken (inf)
References in periodicals archive ?
Summary: She said she didn't intentionally slim down ahead of the shoot, either
A PHOTOGRAPHY firm has been criticised for offering a package to "slim down" students in their graduation pictures.
TOMORROW IT'S time to slim down and feel fab for summer with the help of Slimming World and the Irish Mirror.
Minneapolis, MN, May 05, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The Slim Down Challenge, hosted by Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating (SSHE) of Minnesota, was a 16-week challenge for participants to improve their health and lose weight through their nutrition.
Kailyn Lowry is the latest celebrity to claim waist training helped her slim down and shed a few inches.
In Britain, around 11 million people - almost one in six of the population - are on some form of diet; many in a bid to slim down for a particular event.
"I even went on a binge at a pal's birthday recently and made myself feel sick." The former Brookside star has already had one session with celebrity hypnotherapist Susan Hepburn, who also helped Lily Allen slim down.
The US Federal Reserve could force banks in the nation to slim down their operations.
"And after having Susie and facing the big 3–0, I decided it was time to slim down before I ended up a frumpy mummy forever.
* You can slim down the nose by shading the sides a little darker while highlighting the bridge of the nose.
OBESE mum Kim Freshwater knew it was time to slim down when she missed her son's school prize day because she was afraid the folding chairs would collapse under her.