slim pickings Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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slim pickingsnoun [plural]

uk   us   informal
little or no ​success in getting something because there is not very much of it ​remaining: Buyers who have ​waited for ​bargains at the end of the ​year will findslimpickings.
(Definition of slim pickings from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slim pickings”
in Chinese (Simplified) 收获很少…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收穫很少…
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