bare-bones definition by Webster's New World
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reduced to the essential; simple; basic
bare-bones definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun InformalThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The basic elements or essentials: outlined the bare bones of the proposal.
- bareˈ-bonesˈ adjective
bare-bones - Computer Definition
bare-bones - Phrases/Idioms
The mere essentials or plain, unadorned framework of something, as in This outline gives just the bare bones of the story; details will come later. This phrase transfers the naked skeleton of a body to figurative use. [c. 1900]