In the winter, a skeleton staff looks after the resources and facilities.
But in recent years, it has served few patients and maintained a skeleton staff.
A skeleton staff of eight is finishing off the company's orders.
There was only a skeleton staff on duty and no one took much notice of him.
They found a skeleton staff at the base, of course, and nothing else.
I'll keep a skeleton staff on and give the rest the afternoon off.
The firm laid off 50 people, leaving only a skeleton staff.
The hospital was unusually quiet today, running on a skeleton staff.
A skeleton staff remained on hand while 270 personnel were moved out of the building.
Though the city was officially open, many people had taken another day off, leaving the mayor's office with a skeleton staff.