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English definition of “bare-bones”

bare-bones

adjective [before noun] (also barebones)     US
used to describe an amount of money that is only just enough, or too little, for a particular purpose, or an arrangement that offers as little of something as possible: This bare-bones budget is far short of the amount we need to maintain existing programs. The airline offers a bare-bones service - no assigned seating, no sandwiches, no nuts.
(Definition of bare-bones adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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