bare-bones

bare bones

plural noun
the irreducible minimum; the most essential components: Reduce this report to its bare bones. There is nothing left of the town but the bare bones—a couple of stores, a church, and a few houses.

Origin:
1910–15

bare-bones, adjective
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bare-bones
 
adj
basic or simple; no-frills

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