bare-bones [ -bōnz′]
reduced to the essential; simple; basic
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plural noun Informal
The basic elements or essentials:
outlined the bare bones of the proposal. Related Forms: The 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. bare-bones - Computer Definition
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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] The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.