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Synonyms for bone

to study or work hard, especially when pressed for time

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Synonyms for bone

rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

study intensively, as before an exam

consisting of or made up of bone

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WUTHERING HEIGHTS (15) Andrea Arnold's pared to the bone adaptation, complete with foul language and graphic animal cruelty.
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This is Shakespeare pared to the bone, with the running time cut to an unbroken 80 minutes.
Teachers are being forced to work in extremely difficult circumstances, with budgets pared to the bone and a growing scarcity of resources.
As manufacturing costs are pared to the bone and fewer engineers employed, there are fewer funds and people to release to travel to far-off exhibitions.
All other expense, except obviously the salaries of the wise men themselves, must be pared to the bone.
Results are so pared to the bone that the swift ending comes as a shock, and then, in retrospect, as just the right exit.
Byron once had a very good mental health acute care service but it's been pared to the bone.
Murakami instead writes evocative vignettes, pared to the bone and suggestive, about the place of healing where the earthquake is but a metonym for the uncertainty, trauma, and despair that characterize an atomized existence.
Manager Dario Gradi faces a crisis of confidence as injuries leave his squad pared to the bone.