bag of bones

: an extremely thin individual

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bag of bones
An emaciated living being
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Main Entry:bag

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bag of bones,
a very thin person or animal.

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noun [singular]
informal : a very thin person or animal

I can't believe how thin he is. He's just a bag of bones.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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