bag of bones


bag of bones
Noun. A very thin or emaciated person or animal.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • bag of bones — an extremely thin individual * * * bag of bones An emaciated living being • • • Main Entry: ↑bag * * * bag of bones, a very thin person or animal. * * * noun [singular] informal : a very thin person or animal I can t believe how thin he is. He s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bag of bones —    To say that someone is a bag of bones means that they are extremely thin.     When he came home from the war he was a bag of bones …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • bag of bones — n. an extremely skinny person or animal. □ I’m just turning into a bag of bones. □ Get that old bag of bones off the racetrack! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bag of bones — noun a skinny, malnourished person …   Wiktionary

  • bag of bones — n. skeleton, very thin body …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bag of bones, a —  Very thin …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bag o’ bones —    See spindleshanks …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • (a) bag of bones — a bag of bones informal phrase a person or animal that is much too thin Thesaurus: thin in an unattractive or unhealthy waysynonym Main entry: bag * * * a ˌbag of ˈbones idiom …   Useful english dictionary


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