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no frills

Void of extraneous details or embellishments; not fancy, decorous, or elaborate; simple. It's a real no frills kind of place, so we can get dinner someplace nicer, if you want. My history teacher is not someone who gets impressed by a beautiful cover page, so I made sure that my project was straightforward and no frills.
See also: frill, no

with no frills

With no extraneous details or embellishments. Not fancy, decorous, or elaborate. Simple. My history teacher is not someone who gets impressed by a beautiful cover page, so I made sure that my project was straightforward and presented the information with no frills.
See also: frill, no
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More details about the appearance of the new giant Pacific octopus species were published in ( a paper that appeared online in the November edition of the journal American Malacological Bulletin, under the title "Body Patterns of the Frilled Giant Pacific Octopus, a New Species of Octopus from Prince William Sound, AK."
If you are conscious of your curves, opt for flirty frills to skim over your hips
However, on closer inspection, the team discovered deep parallel grooves which revealed that the Tyrannosaurus was probably actually using its teeth and jaws to pull on the frill in an effort to reposition its prey.
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This simple ruffle v-neck cami from Free People is a faff-free frill that looks great with jeans.
Add frills to the area where you want to add some volume, such as to boost a smaller bust.
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When the missing part of its frill - the signature feature of the horned dinosaurs - was reconstructed, it was modelled after Pentaceratops.
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The key to successfully wearing of a frill or ruffle is to be strict with yourself-keep the detail confined to one item you're wearing while the rest of your look (if it's not a dress you've gone for), is understated and figure hugging.
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