slim adjective Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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slim

adjective
 
 
/slɪm/
small or slight, especially in a way that makes success difficult: The trend was upwards, but the gains were slim. The polls show Brackett leading by a slim 51% to her opponent's 49%. The pizza delivery chain operates on a philosophy of slim margins and huge volume.
a slim chance or possibility is not likely to happen or be true: The likelihood of selling the machinery at that price is slim.a slim chance/possibility A member of the board said there was only a slim chance of the merger succeeding. There is still a slim hope of the negotiations ending well for union members.
a slim company or organization is one that has been made smaller, and often more effective, by reducing the number of employees it has: The result of the changes is a slimmer organization that is better able to respond to its customers.
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