make no bones about something

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wongene
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make no bones about something

Post by wongene » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:23 am

"make no bones about something" means that tell something frankly, to be honest.
In 1500s, it was common to have soup with no spoon. At that time, it is also common that bones in soup
got stuck to a neck.
Let me show you some examples.

ex1) I'll make no bones about it. I am not happy with your work.
ex2) Make no bones about it, he is a great teacher.

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