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bare bones

noun as in basic elements

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This year, a bare-bones welfare program will continue into the New Year without being updated.

Maybe, just maybe he'd be able to get the message across if he stripped it down to its bare bones.

The bare bones of an already-anemic effort to fight the epidemic in West Africa that is threatening to destroy the entire region.

As TechCrunch pointed out, the brilliance in its bare bones appeal could reach a worth of one billion dollars.

He was getting only the bare bones, none of the rich details that make a book sing.

Here in a few paragraphs are the bare bones of the plan described in eighty of Henry James's pages.

A lot of speculation necessarily clothed the bare bones of Jones' information.

Hiawatha looked on wistfully to see them eat till they were fully satisfied, and they left him nothing but the bare bones.

It was the bare bones of this old earth, as sombre and foreboding as any ruin of granite under the wrack of the bleak north.

I have lived to see the people who go into the desert for adventure, and whose bare bones are all any man looks on again!


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bare-bones, such as: basics, basic facts, core, essential elements, frame, and skeleton.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.