The bare bones 梗概

更新時間 2013年 10月 29日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間11:37
A Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the American Museum of Natural History, NYC

The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex is one of the main attractions at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City


The T-Rex is one of the greatest carnivores - though not the largest - ever to have walked the Earth. The massive skull of this dinosaur measured 1.5 metres and was balanced by a long heavy tail. Thirty specimens have been recovered, some of which are almost complete.

T-Rex 霸王龍是一種大型的食肉性恐龍,但不是地球上見到過最大的恐龍。這只恐龍巨大的頭顱骨長約1.5米,藉由其長而重的尾巴來保持平衡。人們已採集了30個化石樣本,其中一些樣本近乎完整。


The bare bones 的意思是某事或某情況的梗概、基本要素、重要部分。


The house was stripped to the bare bones after the tornado. All you could see were the walls and parts of the roof.

So far, you've only given me the bare bones of what happened. I need more details to fill in the report form properly.


短語 close to the bone 用來描述不客氣的、不圓滑地或露骨地談論關於某人或某事的真相,從而讓他人感到非常不自在。

You shouldn't talk about marriage when Mary is around. It's too close to the bone. She has just left her husband.


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