Origin of bare bones
Examples from the Web for barebones
From that meeting, they generate a barebones, two-page outline.This Is How an Episode of Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ Is Made|Rich Goldstein|December 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Your Barebones, and Hop-an'-jumps, and creatures of that vulgar herd, are quite out of my category.'Miss Elliot's Girls|Mrs Mary Spring Corning
And old Father Murray is just the dearest old man ever was, and hasn't got a long, solemn face like Mr. Barebones.The Actress' Daughter|May Agnes Fleming
He was a prominent member of the Barebones Parliament, but after its extinction ceased to exercise any political influence.
Barebones' Parliament, a body full of stiff-backed and fanatical Independents, soon proved too restive for its creator.A History of England|Charles Oman
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]