make no bones about


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make no bones about something

to say clearly what you think or feel about something He made no bones about how bad he thought the food was.
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make no bones about something

to say clearly what you think or feel although you may embarrass or offend someone He made no bones about his dissatisfaction with the service in the hotel. She makes no bones about wanting John to leave.
See I feel it in my bones
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make no bones about

Act or speak frankly about something, without hesitation or evasion. For example, Tom made no bones about wanting to be promoted, or Make no bones about it-she's very talented. Versions of this expression date back to the mid-1400s and the precise allusion is no longer known. Some believe it meant a boneless stew or soup that one could eat without hesitation; others relate it to dice, originally made from bones, that were thrown without hesitation or fuss.
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make no bones about

To be forthright and candid about; acknowledge freely: They make no bones about their dislike for each other.
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make no bones about

To speak frankly and directly. A form of this expression was used as early as the 15th century and meant “without difficulty.” The reference is to the bones in stews or soup. Soup without bones would offer no difficulty, and accordingly, one would have no hesitation in swallowing soup with no bones.
See also: bone, make