That timeline can serve as the backbone for the story our data tells.
We, as the backbone of the Israeli peace camp need to reframe our political challenge.
The Civil War hero Ulysses Grant dismissed Republican James Garfield for lacking “the backbone of an angleworm.”
backbone back·bone (bāk'bōn')
See spinal column.
See vertebral column.
Integrity and courage; fortitude: If you had any backbone, you would deal with him