The meat of the report—the text itself, minus cover page, contents, etc—is 19 pages long.
They wanted their own Obama as president; they got the French Rahm Emanuel—minus the ballet skills.
You get out of it almost exactly what you put in (minus a little energy wasted in friction).
Funny, but I've known wealthy young people in America who seem to follow the same rule, minus the cutting.
Even stranded in a desert, Spears manages to stay sexy and classy (okay, minus the easy-access zipper).
They could see the evidences of basket making in the dooryard, but the cottage was locked up and minus furniture.
“The plus seems to me to balance the minus, Staples,” said the captain.
The morning of the 11th was clear and calm, with a temperature of minus 40°, which meant that all the open water was frozen over.
The "a" was misplaced, the "W" minus its lower right-hand corner.
It starts to decrease until, six months later, it reaches a minus declination of 23½ and is that far south of the line.
late 15c., "with subtraction of," from Latin minus "less," neuter of minor "smaller," from PIE *mi-nu-, suffixed form of root *mei- "small" (cf. Latin minuere "to diminish, reduce, lessen," Greek meion "less, smaller," Old English minsian "to diminish," Sanskrit miyate "diminishes, declines," Russian men'she "less").
Mathematical use in expressions of calculation did not exist in the word in classical Latin and is probably from North Sea medieval commercial usage of Latin plus and minus to indicate surplus or deficiency of weight or measure. Origin of the "minus sign" is disputed.
1650s, from minus (prep.).
A disadvantage: that degree is actually a minus for him (1708+)