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English definition of “pare sth (down) to the bone”

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pare sth (down) to the bone

to reduce something to a level at which only what is absolutely necessary is left
Translations of “pare sth (down) to the bone”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…縮減到極限…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…缩减到极限…
(Definition of pare sth (down) to the bone from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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