bare-bone


bare-bone
 Lean; without any extras.
 ► “Cut to the bare-bone in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, corporate/ institutional advertising programs that promote the name, image and reputation of the company rather than specific products or services, are undergoing a fundamental rethinking that appears to be positioning the programs for a strong rebound.” (Business Marketing, Aug. 1994, p. 20)

American business jargon. 2014.

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