cut to the bone

Definition of cut to the bone

:reduced to the lowest possible amount
  • The company's expenses had been cut to the bone.

Word by Word Definitions

cut play
  1. : to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

  2. : to hurt the feelings of

  3. : to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. : a product of cutting: such as

  2. : an opening made with an edged instrument

  3. : a wound made by something sharp : gash

  1. : marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

bone play
  1. : one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate

  2. : any of various hard animal substances or structures (such as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone

  3. : the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed

  1. : to remove the bones from

  2. : to provide (a garment) with stays

  3. : to rub (something, such as a boot or a baseball bat) with something hard (such as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface

  1. : extremely, very


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