figurative: Lean, very thin person.
Lean, delicate, weak.
Expression: skin and bones – very thin
Expression: ‘He looks like a nursehound (fish)’ – stated of someone who is tall and thin.
Expression: “He’s like a bird” – stated of someone light, thin or underweight.
Expression: ‘he looks like a cane / staff’ – stated of someone who is very thin.
Expression: ‘He’s like a guitar’ – stated of a skinny person.
Expression: ‘he now looks like a heap of bags’ – stated of someone who turned very thin and whose clothes which are now oversize look like bags.
Stated of someone who is very thing (like a ferule, whipping rod)
To become thin (stated of wheat, barley etc.)
Expression: His belly is fused to his back – stated of someone who is extremely thin