lean and mean Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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lean and meanadjective

(also lean-and-mean) uk   us  
using only what is necessary, and ​determined to ​workeffectively in ​order to ​compete successfully: Companies that have ​survived the ​crisis are going to be ​lean and ​mean. The ​company is ​driven by ​technologicaladvances and a lean-and-mean ​mentality.
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