skeleton crew


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skeleton crew

The bare minimum amount of employees necessary to keep an office, business, service, etc., running at a basic level. We can't have a restaurant that is completely closed during the slow season, so we keep a skeleton crew on board to serve the few customers who decide to come in. The rigs will have a skeleton crew keeping them running until the company finishes handing over its business to the new owners.
See also: crew, skeleton
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He wrote: "With a skeleton crew, filming for Amazon Prime's new motoring programme has begun.
There will be a small skeleton crew here until August 31, but, unfortunately, that is the end, and it is sad.
Boehlert said the company's operations at Lockerby over the next few months will help determine whether it makes more sense to take down buildings and begin remediating the mine site after the third quarter, or to keep a skeleton crew on staff to maintain the site in case there is an economic case to reopen the mine at a later date.
She had a skeleton crew for the journey, of which Siebert was a part.
We in the Vale lost most of our local hospital staff due to them being seconded to Cardiff, which left a skeleton crew, roads were closed and some businesses had to close for the duration.
Sauber are also staring at their first season without a single point while Caterham, in administration and with a skeleton crew, are hoping to do enough to convince a buyer to rescue them.
It was a late Friday night and the squadron had already broken down to a skeleton crew.
With a skeleton crew, Mr Dixon brought the new lifeboat to Redcar from the Thames, spending three and a half days at sea in November 1972
Air Force, with tours of duty at military research laboratories, the Air Force Institute of Technology, an intelligence agency, the Pentagon and Afghanistan, Dan Ward observed patterns revealing that the most successful project leaders in both the public and private sectors delivered top-shelf products with a skeleton crew, a shoestring budget, and a cannonball schedule.
My theory is that most of the companies that donate are now (still) working with a skeleton crew, and haven't had the time to put things together for the sale," she said a few days ago.
As the shutdown of the federal government entered its second week, private mortgage insurers alerted clients and potential clients they will insure mortgage loans if the Federal Housing Administration, operating with a skeleton crew, jeopardizes closing dates.
It kept the concept alive with $20 million in annual funding and a skeleton crew.
Kinda makes you wonder if they left a skeleton crew of maybe only 1,000 cops at the local precinct station, right?
Hadfield will head a three-man skeleton crew who will man the station until Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin arrive later this month.
During the Antarctic winter, a skeleton crew of 15 researchers and technicians will keep the base running in the name of science at the end of the world.