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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! I was skinny as a beanpole after I returned from my service trip, so my mom insisted on making me home-cooked meals for a month.
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be (as) skinny as a beanpole

To be 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!
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beanpole

One who is very skinny. Susie is such a beanpole now that she's had her growth spurt. Melanie's a beanpole—her clothes will be way too tight on me!
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skinny as a beanpole

very thin; very skinny. (*Also: as ~.) I exercised and dieted until I was skinny as a beanpole.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

beanpole

n. a skinny person. I’m getting to be such a beanpole.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The plain fact is that clothes hang better on a beanpole. Designers want their clothes to look good so they employ beanpoles to display them.
The plain fact is that clothes hang better on a beanpole. Designers want their clothes to look good so they employ beanpoles to display them, which leads to massive discontent among normal-sized women who, having bought the vision, then see their too, too solid flesh bulk it out.
It means that possession has been surrendered and to no advantage unless you have a beanpole or powerhouse up front.