to a (bare) minimum

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to a (bare) minimum

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

Word by Word Definitions

bare play
  1. : lacking a natural, usual, or appropriate covering

  2. : lacking clothing

  3. : bareheaded

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

  1. : archaic past of bear

minimum play
  1. : the least quantity assignable, admissible, or possible

  2. : the least of a set of numbers

  3. : the lowest degree or amount of variation (as of temperature) reached or recorded


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