What's the meaning of "skims" (in plural)? I have just bumped into the name of this video clip named The Skims and Shaves of Bean I've looked through the whole video and through all meanings of the noun "skim" in Webster. I don't understand which meaning of "skim" is used in the video title. While Mr. Bean does shave in the beginning of that video, there are no scenes, in which he would do anything involving skims.
This is not a standard use of English. It is wordplay, perhaps playing off two idioms: "Scrimp and save" (live cheaply, spend less, save money), and "close shave" (narrowly avoid disaster). Moreover Mr Bean "skims or skirts disaster". These phrases are played with to form the title, which is not itself idiomatic, but original.