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bare essentials

This page is about the collocation bare essentials

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

things that are needed the most

For example

  • Poor families have just enough money for bare essentials like food and clothing.

  • My first office only had the bare essentials; a desk, a computer and a printer.

Note:
A similar collocation is "bare necessities"

Quick Quiz

The bare essentials are the things that are

a. the most important

b. the easiest to find

c. the cheapest

Contributor: Matt Errey