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slime

noun

slimebag: ''I think he's a slime,'' Louise Hartley said (1950s+)

verb
  1. Denigrate harshly and often falsely; smear: James Earl Jones gets slimed (1990s+)
  2. To speak in an unctuous and cajoling way: ''May I personally take your order, Mr Goodman,'' he slimed (1990s+)

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slim pickings

A small amount left after others have taken a share. For example, After each of the children took what they wanted of Mother's things, it was slim pickings for the rest of the family. This expression alludes to animals devouring a carcass. [ Early 1600s ]
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