to a (bare) minimum

idiom

: as low as possible
We need to keep expenses to a (bare) minimum.

Examples of to a (bare) minimum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keep your conversations to a minimum, but don’t act upset. Harriette Cole, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 The parent company instructed Thinx to keep communications about the lawsuit to a minimum. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 28 May 2024 Their goal was to exploit each key to its maximum potential, while keeping the number of keys to a minimum. IEEE Spectrum, 28 May 2024 If convicted, offenders are sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in prison. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 21 May 2024 The accessories are kept to a minimum, with pearl-drop earrings and her blue sapphire, diamond encrusted engagement ring that famously once belonged to Princess Diana. TIME, 18 May 2024 His attorneys filed a status report Monday in the money laundering case, asking the judge to allow Ravenell to report to a minimum security federal correctional facility in Fairton, New Jersey, on May 6 or later. Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 16 Apr. 2024 According to the outlets, prosecutors and the defense agreed to a minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a maximum of 32 years. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 11 May 2024 Meanwhile, all in all, Foo Fighters kept their remembrances of Hawkins to a bare minimum. Théoden Janes, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024

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“To a (bare) minimum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20a%20%28bare%29%20minimum. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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