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make no bones about

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v make no bones about acknowledge freely and openly "He makes no bones about the fact that he is gay"
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Idioms

Make no bones about it - If somebody make no bones about a scandal in their past, they are open and honest about it and show no shame or embarrassment.
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Usage

In literature:

I know he is a cross between a fool and an adventurer; I make no bones about telling him so to his face every day.
"Title: The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Treat her as she deserves, my chuck, and make no bones about it.
"Maurice Guest" by Henry Handel Richardson
I make no bones about it.
"The Inspector-General" by Nicolay Gogol
I make no bones about it.
"Viviette" by William J. Locke
Allen makes no bones about saying that!
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume IV, Georgia Narratives, Part 1" by Work Projects Administration
He makes no bones about confessing his preference of Swift to Aristophanes and Rabelais and Moliere.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
They lack all pride and make no bones about admitting themselves to be defeated.
"Poise: How to Attain It" by D. Starke
Personally I should make no bones about it, if I wanted a girl and she wanted marriage.
"Dangerous Ages" by Rose Macaulay
Paid 'is way though, 'e did, and 'e didn't make no bones about the bill.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
Strong if you like, but making no bones about it.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
I'm the son of a peasant, I am, and I make no bones about it.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
He'll make no bones about parting then.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
He swallows complete Independence, and makes no bones about it.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
But th' way it is we're sore, an' we make no bones about sayin' so.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
I shan't make no bones about my errand, for everybody knows Gran'ma Mullins.
"Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs" by Anne Warner
You ask what I know of this man, and I make no bones about telling you.
"The Crime Doctor" by Ernest William Hornung
Several of the conspirators rose to their feet; Burnett Minor, making no bones about it, bolted behind a box.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
So if you want to keep on living, you'll make no more bones about handing me that cheque.
"A Duel" by Richard Marsh
The bones which make up the firm and stately fabric about which this human body is built, are no productions of a day.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
Jest git, lad, and make no bones about the matter.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
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In poetry:

"No need for Bones to hurry so!"
I sobbed. "In fact, I doubt
If it was worth his while to go -
And who is Tibbs, I'd like to know,
To make such work about?
"Phantasmagoria Canto VII ( Sad Souvenaunce )" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Make no bones about it, Paul McCartney is not just dropping by the Olympics for the Opening Ceremony performance.
"I have no bones about saying that T makes more than I do," Dean tells Bethenny Frankel in the sneak peek obtained by RadarOnline.com.
Nearby, dozens of other vendors are selling counterfeit Nokia, Motorola and Samsung phones — as well as cheap look-alikes that make no bones about being knockoffs .
Steve Rinella makes no bones about what he is or what he does.
Make no bones about it.
John Golden makes no bones about sharing his opinion.
Street and Co. John Golden makes no bones about sharing his opinion.
Makes no bones about it – "No Holds Barred" is not a great movie.
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Make no bones about it, dinosaur remains are worth a pretty penny on the black market .
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Make no bones about it, dinosaur remains are worth a pretty penny on the black market.
In theaters May 17th I have been a Trekie for years and make no bones about it.
Hoosier Racing Tire officials are making no bones about it.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty makes no bones about it: He's cheap.
SOUTH WHITLEY — The leadership of South Whitley is making no bones about the need for improvement in the town — and the reasons the town is in its current shape.
I make no bones about, I have a case of hero worship for former US Senator, retire Marine fighter pilot, test pilot and two-time astronaut John Glenn .
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In science:

I make no bones about the fact that I regard supersymmetry as the most plausible extension of the Standard Model, for many different reasons.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
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