Popular Words-Lesson 43
Updated: 2014-02-21

瘦身(Shòu shēn)

(1)Get one’s body thin; slim down

例:最近人们发现,成功瘦身的她比以前漂亮不少。

(Zuì jìn rén men fā xiàn, chéng gōng shòu shēn de tā bĭ yĭ qián piào liàng le bù shăo.)

Recently, people are discovering that she has become more beautiful since she slimmed down.

(2)A metaphor for streamlining administration structure or downsizing an organization

例:裁员成了各大企业瘦身的首选方式。

(Cái yuán chéng le gè dà qĭ yè shòu shēn de shŏu xuăn fāng shì.)

Laying off employees has become the primary way for companies to slim down.

 

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