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bare bones

No frills. No luxuries. See bare bones system.
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To launch our increased mini-PC coverage, we've reviewed a few older but still currently available systems: bare-bones options from Gigabyte and Intel, and a ready-to-go build from Acer.
To be fair, though, live PDC darts is a pretty big, meaty bone - the Alexandra Palace extravaganza always delivers drama of the highest order - so maybe we shouldn't be so hasty in labelling this televisual Tuesday with the bare-bones tag.
When Clint Eastwood went to Spain to film A Fistful Of Dollars he knew the film was going to be a bare-bones budget affair.
In 2008, Georgia created new tax breaks for high-deductible health plans, while Florida's new law will allow private insurance companies to sell "bare-bones" policies with limited benefits.
While the film's guerrilla-style digital video production values are bare-bones and its dialogue sparse, there's a raw truth to the proceedings, especially in the tense, awkward encounter between Bei and Jie (which includes a nude hot tub dip).
Contributing to the use of this work for school assignments and browsing are range maps and a bare-bones index.
The Conservation Program for Jaguars in the Uplands of the Sierra Madre Sonora, as the Rosas effort is formally known, receives its bare-bones funding primarily from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society, with additional contributions from fashion maven Liz Claiborne and the King of Bhutan.
Richard Semmler lives a bare-bones existence, eschewing everything from vacation trips to home phone service, all so he can enrich the lives of others.
Gone are traditional dormitories with common bathrooms and bare-bones classrooms.
Here's a bare-bones racer for the road - devoid of radio but, bizarrely, still carrying Blaupunkt speakers from the base model!
Although the words conjuring this scenario are bare-bones, the reading process occasioned by True Story is hardly straight-forward: The sentences intersect and carom off, and other words are visible behind those that one reads, which necessitates a head-bobbing, over-and-under perambulation through the work.
"We're doing everything possible to bring it down, but we're operating on a bare-bones budget," said general secretary Rev.