Meaning of “the bare bones” in the English Dictionary


"the bare bones" in English

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the bare bonesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˌbeə ˈbəʊnz/ us /ˌber ˈboʊnz/

the most important facts about something, to which more detail might be added later:

the bare bones of the story
I don't need all the details - just give me the bare bones.

(Definition of “the bare bones” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bare-bones" in Business English

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bare-bonesadjective [ before noun ]

also barebones uk us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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