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(as) skinny as a beanpole

Extremely thin. I was always skinny as a beanpole growing up, but I really filled out once I hit puberty. You want to play football? But you're as skinny as a beanpole—you'll get creamed!
See also: beanpole, skinny

(as) skinny as a rail

Extremely thin. I was always skinny as a rail growing up, but I really filled out once I hit puberty. You want to play football? But you're as skinny as a rail—you'll get creamed!
See also: rail, skinny

skinny-dip

To swim in the nude, especially in a public place or someone else's private property. We used to skinny-dip in one of our neighbors' pools—until they called the police on us one night. Our dorms were really close to a beach, so people skinny-dipped down there all the time.

skinny-dipping

The practice or act of swimming in the nude, especially in a public place or someone else's private property. After a few drinks around the bonfire on the beach, we all decided to strip down and go skinny-dipping. I don't really like skinny-dipping, to be honest. It is always more embarrassing than thrilling.

the (hot) skinny

slang The real or most accurate information or facts. They've hired me as a consultant, but so far they aren't giving me the skinny on what the project will actually be. It's all very cloaks and daggers. So, what's the hot skinny on you and Jake? Are you two, like, an item now?
See also: skinny

skinny as a beanpole

very thin; very skinny. (*Also: as ~.) I exercised and dieted until I was skinny as a beanpole.
See also: beanpole, skinny

skinny-dip

to swim naked. The boys were skinny-dipping in the creek when Bob's mother drove up.

(hot) skinny

n. inside information. I’ve got the hot skinny on Mary and her boyfriend.
See also: hot, skinny

skinny

verb
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One wonders how some of these celebrities with their frame manage to slip into the skinnies. And once they do, how do they manage to sit without worrying about ripping a seam or two?
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