english idiom skeleton crew
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Idiom #20 – Skeleton crew

What does the idiom “Skeleton crew” mean?

The minimum number of people needed to keep a service/office operating.

How to use the idiom?

Can you come back after the holidays? We’re operating with a skeleton crew at the moment.

At weekends we have a skeleton staff to deal with emergencies.

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