Meaning of “lean and mean” in the English Dictionary

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"lean and mean" in Business English

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lean and meanadjective

also lean-and-mean uk us

using only what is necessary, and determined to work effectively in order to compete successfully:

Companies that have survived the crisis are going to be lean and mean.
The company is driven by technological advances and a lean-and-mean mentality.

(Definition of “lean and mean” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)