leaner :

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  • n  (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
  • a  lacking excess flesh
  • a  lacking in mineral content or combustible material
  • s  containing little excess
  • s  not profitable or prosperous

  • Some might assume that we're better off with a leaner government.
  • Bison are leaner than cattle because they are still wild animals who range and eat grass; they do not tolerate confinement well, and so they cannot be fattened the way we do cattle .
  • They have taught Soviet cattle farmers that they can raise leaner beef by castrating their cattle a month later than usual and slaughtering them a month earlier.
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  • Chris Dodd in Bloomberg
    I'm running for re-election,said Dodd, who sat on a couch next to his wife during the news conference in his office. "Now I'll be a little leaner and a little meaner, but I'm running."
  • Dirk Meyer in MarketWatch
    AMD is executing a strategic plan to transform the company, becoming leaner and more focused while seeking to create a business model to deliver sustainable profitability,said Dirk Meyer, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMD. "The...
  • Mark Webber in BBC Sport
    I'm extremely happy Red Bull and I have been able to agree to race together again next year,said Webber. "Even in the leaner and tougher years at the start of my relationship with the team, I've always enjoyed working with them. So now to...

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