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Noun: bare bones
  1. (plural) the most basic facts or elements
    "he told us only the bare bones of the story"
Noun: bare bone
  1. Bone stripped of flesh

Type of: bone, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, os[2], pith, substance, sum

Encyclopedia: Bare bones