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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


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.
See also: beanpole, skinny
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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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