skin and bones


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Noun1.skin and bones - a person who is unusually thin and scrawnyskin and bones - a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
spindlelegs, spindleshanks - a thin person with long thin legs
Translations
cuisses de mouchen’avoir que la peau et les osn’avoir que la peau sur les os
References in classic literature ?
Sometimes a mischievous child risked his skin and bones for the ineffable pleasure of driving a pin into Quasimodo's hump.
Even in adopting this course, he had to make up his mind to the certainty of several days of famine at the outset, for it would take that time to reach the last Indian lodges from which he had parted, and until they should arrive there, his people would have nothing to subsist upon but haws and wild berries, excepting one miserable horse, which was little better than skin and bone.
Estrogen promotes the production of the protein collagen, which your skin and bones both rely on to maintain density.