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slim pickings

Definition of slim pickings


  1. :  very few good things to choose from <It was slim pickings on the last day of the sale.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of small diameter or thickness in proportion to the height or length :  slender

    :  mean, worthless

    :  adroit, crafty

  1. :  to make slender :  decrease the size of

    :  to become slender

  1. :  something that is picked or picked up: as

    :  gleanable or eatable fragments :  scraps

    :  yield or return for effort expended

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