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trim

verb [T]
 
 
/trɪm/ (-mm-) ( also trim back)
to reduce the amount or size of something: The bank will trim 850 workers as part of a cost-cutting program. Several programs were eliminated to trim $600,000 from the company's $6.7 million annual budget. trim costs/debt/growth
trim the fat informal FINANCE to reduce unnecessary spending: The company needs to trim the fat to make itself attractive to corporate investors. The article advises on how to trim the fat from your grocery bill.
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