(as) skinny as a rail

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