skeleton staff

The minimum number of employees needed to operate a business during a vacation, weekend, or other period when people do not normally work, or full staffing is not necessary.

But you must keep skeleton staff on duty at all car parks while the event is still open.


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  • skeleton staff — skeleton staff/crew/service/ phrase just enough workers to keep a service or office operating, or the service being operated this way We’ll be operating with a skeleton staff until after the holidays. Thesaurus: groups of people who work… …   Useful english dictionary

  • skeleton staff — reduced staff, reduced number of employees …   English contemporary dictionary

  • skeleton staff — HR the minimum number of employees needed to keep a business running, for example, during a holiday period …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • skeleton staff/crew —    If a business or organization works with a skeleton staff, it is run with the smallest number of people necessary.     The office is closed the week after Christmas but there will be a skeleton staff to handle essential operations …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • skeleton — UK US /ˈskelɪtən/ adjective [before noun] ► used to describe something in its most basic form: »His solicitor confirmed he had faxed a skeleton argument supporting his client s application for bail. »The rail company was hoping to run a skeleton… …   Financial and business terms

  • skeleton crew — skeleton staff/crew/service/ phrase just enough workers to keep a service or office operating, or the service being operated this way We’ll be operating with a skeleton staff until after the holidays. Thesaurus: groups of people who work… …   Useful english dictionary

  • skeleton service — skeleton staff/crew/service/ phrase just enough workers to keep a service or office operating, or the service being operated this way We’ll be operating with a skeleton staff until after the holidays. Thesaurus: groups of people who work… …   Useful english dictionary

  • skeleton — ► NOUN 1) an internal or external framework of bone, cartilage, or other rigid material supporting or containing the body of an animal or plant. 2) a very thin or emaciated person or animal. 3) a supporting framework, basic structure, or… …   English terms dictionary

  • skeleton — [[t]ske̱lɪt(ə)n[/t]] skeletons 1) N COUNT Your skeleton is the framework of bones in your body. ...a human skeleton. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A skeleton staff is the smallest number of staff necessary in order to run an organization or service. Only a… …   English dictionary

  • skeleton — skel|e|ton [ˈskelıtən] n ↑backbone, ↑breastbone, ↑collarbone, ↑kneecap, ↑pelvis, ↑skull, ↑spine, ↑rib ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(bones)¦ 2¦(basic parts)¦ 3¦(thin person)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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