Skin and Bones (nothing but)

Also: Just skin and bones Meaning of Idiom ‘Nothing but Skin and Bones’ To be nothing but skin and bones means to be extremely thin and emaciated.  1Pare, May. Body Idioms and More: For Learners of English. United States?: Mayuree Pare, 2005., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Usage This idiom can be used to … Read more

Not Have A — Bone In One’s Body

Meaning of Idiom ‘Not Have a — Bone in One’s Body This character idiom can be positive, negative, or neutral depending on the adjective used, such as lazy, honest, selfish, kind, etc. It means that the person being referred to absolutely does not possess the quality named. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford … Read more

Funny Bone

Also: Tickle One’s Funny Bone Meaning of Idiom ‘Funny Bone’ 1. The funny bone, although it is not an actual bone, is a point on the human body where the ulnar nerve in the back of the elbow above the joint runs close to the humerous (upper arm bone) and lacks the protection is has along the … Read more