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.
Definition of a bag of bones in:
- The US English dictionary