Whatever you think of this leviathan budget, President Obama cannot be accused of being a trimmer, or reticent.
This season, the 40-year-old actress has been sporting a trimmer shape, which she has attributed to her new exercise regimen.
Brigham Clark's squirrel-skin story was not calculated to build up the entente cordial with Texas, but Brigham was no trimmer.
It was trimmer who did this; somehow, someway he did it, and he flaunts it in our faces.
Not for John Marshall the pallid rôle of the trimmer, but the red-blooded part of the man of conviction.
It was signed with the name of a New York politician well-known as a trimmer.
I reminded her of the society to which trimmer had subscribed solely to meet that expense.
The hearth should rest on what is called a trimmer arch, which is made of brick.
It is entirely true what those two women, Susan Adkins and Mrs. trimmer, said about you.
Well, but you are glad of the peace, you Ppt the trimmer, are not you?
"one who changes opinions, actions, etc. to suit circumstances," 1680s, agent noun from trim (v.) in a nautical sense of "distribute the load of a ship so she floats on an even keel" (1570s), hence, "to adjust the balance of sails or yards with reference to the wind's direction" (1620s).
probably from Old English trymman "strengthen, make ready," from trum "strong, stable," from Proto-Germanic *trumaz; said to be cognate with Sanskrit drumah "tree," Greek drymos "copse, thicket," drys "tree, oak," and Old English treow (see tree). Examples in Middle English are wanting.
Original sense is preserved in nautical phrase in fighting trim (see trim (n.)). Meaning "make neat by cutting" is first recorded 1520s; that of "decorate, adorn" is from 1540s. Sense of "reduce" is attested from 1966. The adjective sense of "in good condition, neat, fit" is attested from c.1500, probably ultimately from Old English adjective trum.
"state of being prepared," 1580s, nautical jargon, from trim (v.). The meaning "visible woodwork of a house" is recorded from 1884; sense of "ornamental additions to an automobile" is from 1922. Slang meaning "a woman regarded as a sex object" is attested from 1955, American English.