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bare bones

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]
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In fact, having just seen who is playing in the opening match tonight, bare bones certainly don't deserve a mention.
We have no option but to look inside our own squad for alternative, we are down to the bare bones and hope that Edu is fit.
Bare Bones Pit Bar-B-Q started in July 2004 on the idea that a restaurant should have good, quality food at a reasonable price and that the employees should have a good time making it.
BBEdit is a mature and deeply capable product," explained Rich Siegel, founder and CEO of Bare Bones Software, Inc.
Narrowing down the selections for Bare Bones was a challenging exercise given Adams' expansive catalogue, so he enlisted the assistance of his fans.
We lost two forward-thinking players in the match with Arsenal, and now we are right down to the bare bones," said Jewell.
The 10-acre park on United Street north of Rosamond Boulevard is bare bones, with just grass and one piece of playground equipment.
McAlister's Dell recently joined Bare Bones Barbecue and Osaka Japanese Restaurant as an eatery triangle at the east end of the Ranch Development.
It is still a novel concept in Britain, but this weekend Birmingham company Bare Bones will be unveiling its first foray into this area with a double bill of new pieces for six to ten year-olds at the Royal Opera House's Clore Studio.
In the first section of the book the writer has done this by conjuring a romantic language onto the bare bones of what is known and then describing the typological elements of the buildings, using them as a guide.
VISITORS to Market Hall Museum in Warwick got the chance to handle the bones of Jurassic sea-dragons, mammoths and dinosaurs during the bare bones and fossils workshop this week.
Bare bones fax machines sell from $350 to $500 and are marketed as entry-level machines for the home office.
14-19) and Best Sci-Fantasy/Horror Feature at the Bare Bones International Film Festival (Apr.
Made in Birmingham, but international in creation and execution, DanceXchange's Bare Bones returns to the Patrick Centre tomorrow night.
Veteran barbecue chef Rick Freeland and restaurateur Steve Staten will open Bare Bones Pit Bar-B-Que next month.