bare bones
bare bones are" bones` (b[^a]r" b[=o]nz`), n. the absolute minimum necessary. [PJC]

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  • bare-bones — ˈbare bones adjective [only before a noun] involving or providing the minimum and no more: • bare bones health insurance policies that provide minimum protection * * * bare bones UK US (US ► used to describe an amount of money that is only just… …   Financial and business terms

  • bare|bones — bare bones, the essentials of something, without any embellishment; the unadorned facts: »These are the bare bones of the policy (London Times). bare|bones «BAIR BOHNZ», noun, adjective. –n. a very skinny person, especially one whose bones can be …   Useful english dictionary

  • bare bones — bare bones, adj. the irreducible minimum; the most essential components: Reduce this report to its bare bones. There is nothing left of the town but the bare bones a couple of stores, a church, and a few houses. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • bare bones — bare′ bones′ n. pl. cvb the most essential facts or components: Reduce this report to its bare bones[/ex] • Etymology: 1910–15 bare′ bones , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • bare-bones — [barebōnz΄] adj. reduced to the essential; simple; basic * * * See bare bones. * * * …   Universalium

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  • bare-bones — are bones (b[^a]r b[=o]nz ), a. having only the absolute minimum necessary; having only the essential components. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bare-bones — [barebōnz΄] adj. reduced to the essential; simple; basic …   English World dictionary

  • bare bones — noun (plural) the most basic facts or elements he told us only the bare bones of the story • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form, ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑kernel, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bare-bones — adj [more bare bones; most bare bones] : including only what is most basic or needed a bare bones Web site a bare bones wedding ceremony The hotel rooms are bare bones …   Useful english dictionary

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