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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 121 The noun phrase today is 'skin

  • and bones'. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. A person or animal that is

  • skin and bones is extremely thin or emaciated. That's how we may say it. This

  • condition would usually only happen from a serious lack of nutrition. So, yeah

  • usually somebody whatever they allowed themselves to get into that position or

  • somehow they were starving to death that they they ended up in this position that

  • they you know, their body is almost like skin and bones. Okay.

  • Sometimes the phrase could also be heard as someone is nothing but skin and bones.

  • Okay. We say it that way too. Let's continue. This phrase dates back to

  • the early 1400s and alludes to someone being so skinny, you can see a

  • lot of their skeletal frame , especially their ribcage. So if they take off their

  • shirt you know, you see their, their ribs right through their , their skin, their

  • meat. They're probably hardly any meat at all. You see it's like a the arm is

  • like a bone. In this sense we say somebody is like just skin and bones.

  • Okay. Let's continue. All right. We have four examples the way we may hear it

  • used. Here's example number one. Before Karen Carpenter died, she was nothing but

  • skin and bones due to suffering from anorexia. So yeah

  • this is this is one way it could happen. If somebody has like anorexia or bulimia.

  • One of those diseases where they're actually kind of starving themselves to

  • death. You could end up looking like skin and bones. And sadly a lot of people in

  • that situation sometimes they'll look in the mirror and still think they are too

  • fat. That's the mental disease. That's connected to that. All right number two.

  • Seriously, you need to put on more meat or more flesh or more weight on your

  • body , you are starting to look like skin and bones. Well this is only if

  • somebody's really lost too much weight. Way too much weight. Or here number three.

  • After many people were released from concentration camps during World War two,

  • they were just skin and bone. Yeah. You see a lot of old photos from that time of

  • what they looked like when they you know first got out. All right and number

  • four here. Years ago, Benetton you know, the company, the clothes company Benetton

  • promoted an ad campaign. You know promoting models that were just skin and

  • bones. Okay. Anyway I hope you got it . I hope it was clear. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your

  • time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 121 The noun phrase today is 'skin

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