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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Most are bare-bones machines that just need a hard drive and some RAM, but you can also find ready-made systems that range from stick-style PCs to smartphone-sized pocket computers to the very definition of a "micro"-tower.
[paragraph] When working on pilots, Burrows likes to bring in an audience to watch a bare-bones run-through after a few days of rehearsal.
Wiebe's enthusiasm for his subject and his clear directions are perfect for bare-bones newcomers to whittling and wood carving, making this a standout and a first experience pick.
Likewise, on the song "Safe to Say,'' you can hear the discord between soaring vocals and metal-crunching guitars and bass, or on the mad shaman opening vocals of "Toxic Pretender'' playing against the bare-bones rock background.
The stories are told in a simple, quiet voice that makes each bare-bones tale Intensely compelling.
Lovely photos by Yuki Sugiura rounds out the effort, making this a 'must' for bare-bones beginners new to crochet who want both techniques and home-oriented projects.
We squeezed into a small storefront along with just 20 others to watch a bare-bones production of a bare-bones play by a usually bare-bones playwright.
"We were down to the real bare-bones of the players available in this competition and when Tom Brown pulled out in warm-up we were thinking we were cursed.
Real bare-bones beginners at last have a logical starting point!
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.