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adjective slim pronunciation in British English /slɪm/
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  1. 1
    thin in an attractive way

    She had a slim youthful figure.

    Most ballet dancers are extremely slim.

  2. 2

    a slim gold watch

    a long slim skirt

  3. 3
    very small
    a slim chance/hope:

    The chances of success are very slim.

    a slim majority/margin:

    They won by a slim majority.


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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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