Skeleton Crew

Welcome to English in a minute!A skeleton is the frame of bones inside an animal or human.And a crew is a group of people who work closely together.Skeleton Crew.This expression sounds creepy.Hey,are you going to the
sevendust concert tomorrow night? I wish! I’m working at the animal shelter tomorrow.You can’t leave a little early? No,the shelter is running a skeleton crew.Only two of us will be there all day.The term skeleton crew means the minimum number of people needed to continue an operation.A skeleton crew is usually called in during an emergency or when a business does not expect to have many customers.And that’s English in a minute!

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