slim down

phrasal verb

slimmed down; slimming down; slims down
: to lose weight : to become thinner
: to make (something) smaller : reduce
We have to slim down the company's advertising budget.

Examples of slim down in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web WeWork filed for bankruptcy protection this week in an effort to quickly slim down its portfolio of office spaces. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Some videos claim that laxatives help people slim down and feel less bloated, but research finds no evidence that laxatives cause sustained weight loss. Lori Youmshajekian, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2023 Citigroup Chief Executive Jane Fraser has a big plan to slim down the management layers of the sprawling global bank. Telis Demos, WSJ, 9 Oct. 2023 Okay, but do some body parts naturally slim down at a faster rate? Andi Breitowich, Women's Health, 31 Aug. 2023 She’s also managed to slim down thanks to hard work and discipline. Victoria Uwumarogie, Essence, 23 Aug. 2023 As part of a plan to slim down its asset portfolio to scale up its entertainment assets, Paramount shed tech site CNET for $500 million in 2020, CBS’ New York BlackRock headquarters building for $760 million and CBS’ Studio City lot for $1.85 billion in 2021. Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Aug. 2023 Chris McCarthy continues to slim down Showtime’s content pipeline. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 June 2023 Straining the scale at 411 pounds upon his arrival at UCLA in 2018, the 6-foot-3 Mafi commenced a slim down that led to him recently reaching the best shape of his football career at 338 pounds. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Slim down.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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