nothing but skin and bones

nothing but skin and bones

Extremely thin; emaciated. I know the merger has been stressful, but have you been eating? Because you're nothing but skin and bones these days. The children in the village were nothing but skin and bones by the time foreign aid arrived.
See also: and, bone, but, nothing, skin
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

nothing but skin and bones and (all) skin and bones

Fig. very thin or emaciated. Bill has lost so much weight. He's nothing but skin and bones. Look at Bill. He's just skin and bones. That old horse is all skin and bones. I won't ride it.
See also: and, bone, but, nothing, skin
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

skin and bones, (nothing but)

Emaciated; painfully thin. This hyperbole has been around since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans; Theocritus, Plautus, and Virgil are among the ancient writers who used it. An unknown fifteenth-century writer stated, “Now . . . Me is lefts But skyn and boon” (Hymns to the Virgin and Child, ca. 1430).
See also: and, skin
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