the bare bones

plural noun

: 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?

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“The bare bones.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20bare%20bones. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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