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Bare bones   /bɛr boʊnz/   Listen
Bare bones

(plural) the most basic facts or elements.

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... (or for that matter of Asia) have anything like the interest for Americans that they have for Europeans, or that the educated American is not as a rule still seriously uninformed on many matters (all except the bare bones of facts and dates) of geography, of ethnology, of world-politics which are elementary matters to the Englishman of corresponding education;[113:2] but with their debut as a World-Power—above all with the acquisition of their colonial dependencies—Americans ...
— The Twentieth Century American - Being a Comparative Study of the Peoples of the Two Great - Anglo-Saxon Nations • H. Perry Robinson

Words linked to "Bare bones" :   sum, essence, heart and soul, core, centre, kernel, colloquialism, substance, pith, heart, inwardness, nitty-gritty, plural form, marrow, gist, meat, nub, center, plural

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