to the bone

Definition of to the bone

1 :very much
  • We were frozen to the bone.
  • The threatening look in his eyes chilled me to the bone.
2 :as much as possible
  • The company has cut costs to the bone in an effort to save money.

Word by Word Definitions

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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