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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!

(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

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


n. a skinny person. I’m getting to be such a beanpole.
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National Beanpole Week actually celebrates: "Britain's coppiced woodlands, the animals and plants that live in them, the coppice workers who look after them and the beanpoles and other coppice wood products they produce.
MANCHESTER City beanpole benchwarmer Emmanuel Adebayor is set to submit a transfer request in January unless he gets first-team action under Roberto Mancini.
However, that will now be the end of departures from Tony Adams' squad, meaning the likes of sought-after Niko Kranjcar, Glen Johnson and beanpole forward Peter Crouch will be going nowhere.
I won't vote for any beanpole guy," a former Hillary Clinton supporter wrote on a Yahoo blog.
The Arsenal beanpole has decided that he can just about manage to live on the meagre $200,000 a week wage the Gunners are prepared to fire in his direction.
The first ever National Beanpole Week is launched today and will celebrate native coppiced woodland and the ancient tradition of coppicing, has been organised by the Telford-based Small Woods Association.
I mean, she's Olive, a shrill beanpole forever plagued by obscure disorders .
BEANPOLE supermodel Erin O'Connor has revealed how she finally came to boast an hour-glass figure for Christmas.
Villa's beanpole striker Peter Crouch is aiming to prove he is Premiership class and not a pounds 4.
Vassell and beanpole striker Peter Crouch scored the Villa goals as Chelsea struggled to shrug off the disappointment of their FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal last weekend.
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If Plunkett does not make it for the final Test, Alastair Cook's squad will include Middlesex beanpole Steven Finn once again for the series finale at the Kia Oval on Friday, August 15.
Or else it won't just be his beanpole figure that everyone will be staring at.
The weirdest sight of the weekend was former pop act bewitched wandering around on stilts asking for a picture with beanpole striker Crouch at the Hard Rock Calling backstage area.