beanpole(redirected from bean-poles)
(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!
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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n. a skinny person. I’m getting to be such a beanpole.
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