bare-bones


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bare bones

pl.n. Informal
The basic elements or essentials: outlined the bare bones of the proposal.

bare′-bones′ adj.

bare-bones

adj
basic or simple; no-frills
Translations

bare-bones

[ˈbɛəˈbeʊnz] ADJ (esp US) → muy limitado
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The stories are told in a simple, quiet voice that makes each bare-bones tale Intensely compelling.
Mike Villarreal, D-San Antonio, and Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, react to the passage of HB4 and HB275, and preview of the upcoming battle over HB1, the House's bare-bones general appropriations plan for the next biennium.
Football managers like to use this phrase whenever they have lots of members of their squad unavailable - Sir Alex has been describing Manchester United as down to the bare bones over the past couple of weeks - and this bare-bones analogy can be applied to the world of televised sport today.
While the film's guerrilla-style digital video production values are bare-bones and its dialogue sparse, there's a raw truth to the proceedings, especially in the tense, awkward encounter between Bei and Jie (which includes a nude hot tub dip).
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Contributing to the use of this work for school assignments and browsing are range maps and a bare-bones index.
Beyond Narnia'' is a fairly bare-bones production, though Rodgers imbues the film with a great deal of heart.
Postfix is an open source email server developed by an IBM engineer: it can be used either bare-bones as a basic relay system, or as a company mail server.
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Although the words conjuring this scenario are bare-bones, the reading process occasioned by True Story is hardly straight-forward: The sentences intersect and carom off, and other words are visible behind those that one reads, which necessitates a head-bobbing, over-and-under perambulation through the work.
1060-1064 of the California Probate Code sets out the preferred format for court accounting and provides the bare-bones of what will be expected by the courts, including one "Summary of Account" example.
IHEs will continue to wrestle with tight budgets due to the slowpoke economy and bare-bones state budgets coupled with lackluster fundraising results.