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)
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The former Brookside star has already had one session with celebrity hypnotherapist Susan Hepburn, who also helped Lily Allen slim down.
Even though she is looking better and fitter these days due to her heavy workout regimen, Khloe is said to feel insecure whenever she looks into the mirror and now starting to starve herself so that she can slim down faster.
The US Federal Reserve could force banks in the nation to slim down their operations.
LLANDAFF Cathedral's well-established choral tradition will be lost for ever if the cathedral goes ahead with major plans to slim down its renowned choir, the head of a national organisation has told the Archbishop of Wales and the Cathedral Chapter.
London, Oct 25 ( ANI ): Kim Kardashian, who vowed to slim down earlier this month, decided to show off the fruits of her labour by tweeting a picture of her toned tummy on Wednesday.
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Just in time to make New Year's resolutions a reality, weight-loss experts from Nestle Purina's Project: Pet Slim Down and Jenny Craig are joining forces to provide owners of overweight pets a first-of-its-kind program to help both the pets and their owners to lose weight.
A statement issued by Jafari's web site said, "The Alliance's Political Body discussed Maliki's suggestion to slim down the cabinet, based on the 100 days experience taking into consideration the blocs' opinion and future cooperation.
Mandy Rutland has lost 11 stone in just 15 months since her mam, Susan, begged her to slim down before losing her own battle against lung cancer.
She should be an inspiration to other women in Holmfirth who want to slim down - I'm sure she'd be stunning out on the dance floor too.
IT may be known as the "big day" but more than 40% of Britons want to slim down before their weddings, a study revealed today.
The proposed sale to the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is part of the drive by the part-nationalised bank to slim down its balance sheet and focus on a smaller number of key markets.