skin and bone


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skin and bone

Extremely thin or emaciated. I know the merger has been stressful, but have you been eating? Because you're just skin and bone these days.
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skin and bones

COMMON If you describe someone as skin and bone or skin and bones, you mean that they are very thin, usually because they are ill. A man like me can't live on beans — I'll soon be skin and bone. By the end of her life she was nothing but skin and bones.
See also: and, bone, skin
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