slim pickings

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of slim pickings

informal
: very few good things to choose from
  • It was slim pickings on the last day of the sale.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : mean, worthless

  3. : adroit, crafty

  1. : to make slender : decrease the size of

  2. : to become slender

pickings play
  1. : something that is picked or picked up: such as

  2. : gleanable or eatable fragments : scraps

  3. : yield or return for effort expended


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