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a bag of bones

Definition of a bag of bones in English:

informal An emaciated person or animal: the pony is just a bag of bones
More example sentences
  • She was so pretty and he was just a bag of bones that forgot to stop walking about.
  • While confined to a wheelchair just a few months ago and "just a bag of bones," Adams has gained 25 lb.
  • A dog owner told a court how his pet was 'just a bag of bones' when he went to collect him from boarding kennels.
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