the bare bones

Definition of the bare bones

  1. :  the most basic or important elements or parts of something The company reduced the staff to the bare bones. —often + of What are the bare bones of the story?

Word by Word Definitions

bareplay
  1. :  lacking a natural, usual, or appropriate covering

    :  lacking clothing

    :  bareheaded

  1. :  to make or lay (something) bare (see 1bare) :  uncover

  1. : archaic past ofbear

boneplay bones
  1. :  one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate

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

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

  1. :  to remove the bones from

    :  to provide (a garment) with stays

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

  1. :  extremely, very

    :  totally


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