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English definition of “slim”

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 .
(Definition of slim adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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