Translation of "lean" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

lean

adjective (NOT ENOUGH) 不够 uk us /liːn/

If a period of time is lean, there is not enough of something, especially money or food, at that time

收益少的,匮乏的
It has been a particularly lean year for the education department. 对教育部而言这是尤为不景气的一年。

(Translation of “lean adjective (NOT ENOUGH)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)