- bare hands, with one's,
- bare infinitive,
- bare lymphocyte syndrome,
- bare necessities,
- bare one's soul
Origin of bare bones
Examples from the Web for bare-bones
This year, a bare-bones welfare program will continue into the New Year without being updated.To GOP Congress, as Usual, It’s Welfare on the Chopping Block|Monica Potts|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Seattle, a garage served as the hub for a bare-bones book-selling site called Amazon.com, which was launched on July 16, 1995.
In Kassel, facing the grand Orangerie palace, Durant's bare-bones structure seems to bear witness to power gone wrong.
The mere essentials or plain, unadorned framework of something, as in This outline gives just the bare bones of the story; details will come later. This phrase transfers the naked skeleton of a body to figurative use. [c. 1900]