skin and bones
or skin and bone
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Toward the end William looked like the skin-and-bones remnant of a saint.A Circuit Rider's Wife|Corra Harris
Idioms and Phrases with skin and bones
Painfully thin, emaciated. This phrase often is expanded to nothing but skin and bones, as in She came home from her trip nothing but skin and bones. This hyperbolic expression—one could hardly be alive without some flesh—dates from the early 1400s.