Chrysler has begun looking for buyers for two Michigan axle plants, reflecting its search for a leaner business model.
Wikipedia article "Axle".
n. - 車軸, 輪軸
lean (LITTLE FAT) Show phonetics
1 describes meat that has little fat
2 thin and healthy:
lean and fit
3 If a period of time is lean, there is not enough of something, especially money or food, at that time:
It has been a particularly lean year for the education department.
4 APPROVING A lean company or organization uses only a small number of people and a small amount of money etc. so that there is no waste:
Nowadays even efficient, lean, well-run industries are failing.